June 29, 2017

This Patriotic Sangria Will Be The Hit of the Party

Red, white, and booze.

Patriotic Sangria

Recipe by Maritere Rice; Written by Julie Weinstein

Believe it or not, we’re just days away from the 4th of July! How, and I repeat how, is that possible? Whether you’re going to be enjoying a backyard BBQ, a beach bonfire, a friend’s pool party, a day on the lake, or just laying low, it’s sure to be a nice day off.

Luckily, the weather is looking pretty good here in Houston. I’ll be spending the day on the lake, and now I know exactly what drink I’ll be making.

Mari whipped up this patriotic sangria that is not only absolutely beautiful and ready for its close up, but according to Mari, it’s the most delicious sangria she’s ever tried. I was very close to canceling my afternoon plans the other day and heading over to have a few glasses of it!

Patriotic Sangria


Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Prep time: 20 minutes / best served if left chilling in fridge for at least four hours

Wash and slice Granny Smith apples, then cut apple stars with metal cookie cutter. Place apple stars in a container with a small amount of water and add some lemon to prevent apples from browning. You will be using 3/4 of your apples for your sangria blend, and saving the rest in a closed container in the refrigerator for garnishing your cocktails upon serving.

Stir together wine, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, 3/4 of the apples, lemonade and apple juice together in a large pitcher.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. The longer it refrigerates the better the flavors will blend!

When you’re ready to serve the sangria, gradually stir in the champagne and ice.  Serve immediately and garnish with a star apple on top.

You can also choose to reserve some of the blueberries, strawberries and raspberries so you can layer on glasses before pouring sangria in order to achieve a tiered red, white and blue presentation.

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  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • Ice
  • 1 extra lemon
  • Metal star cookie cutter

In Closing

Sounds pretty good, right? Definitely let us know if you end up making this for your 4th of July party. As well, what are you up to for the holiday? Anything fun? Let us know in the comments below. Have a great rest of your day, and be sure to check back tomorrow morning, as we’re introducing a new series on the blog!

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