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Red, White and Blue Sangria

The big fireworks holiday will be here before you know it here in the USA, and it’s usually celebrated with festive parades, hot summer barbecues, and a whole lot of red-white-and-blue paraphernalia.Β  I’m a sucker for that kind of stuff, having already shared my 100 red-white-and-blue recipe links several weeks ago.Β  Here’s another one to add to the list:Β  Red, White and Blue Sangria.

I’m an enormous fan of Sangria of every sort… red, white, peach, strawberry… I love them all. This one is a white sangria with added triple sec and berry-flavored vodka. A little lemon juice and simple syrup, along with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and pineapple round out the recipe. It has a bit of a patriotic vibe to it with red, white (pineapple… a stretch, I know), and blue fruit floating around, especially if you take the time to cut stars from your fresh pineapple πŸ™‚

My good friend Nancy has this cool company called, “Drink Inks.” Drink Inks are static cling drink decals (no licking and no sticker residue). They’re removable, reusable, and they can be used on glass, crystal, acrylic and plastic. Just pat them on the surface and they stick! They’re a fun addition to a party, and it’s an easy way for people to keep track of whose drink is whose.Β  And they’re not just for cocktails- they can be used for any beverage.

See some of the fun decals that are available?! I just think they’re adorable πŸ™‚

Apparently, I’m a diva πŸ™‚Β  And I need botox too.

Drink Inks are sold in sheets of 12, they’re available in different “themes” and you can order blank decals too for writing your own names or phrases.Β  You can purchase drink inks on their website. Β And now they’re sold in PARTY CITY too!! Β And if you have a business and you would like to carry this product… please contact them and let them know!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! The randomly selected winner is #186 Tammy from Alabama. Tammy- you have 3 days to respond and claim your prize!

Giveaway Rules:
*This giveaway is open to all residents of USA and CANADA. You can enter through midnight on Wednesday, June 29th. The winner will be announced here on this post on Thursday, June 30th.
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*The winner will receive 6 packages of Drink Inks and 6 Crate and Barrel acrylic stemless beverage glasses. These items will be shipped by Drink Inks.

Disclosure: This giveaway is being sponsored by Drink Inks. All opinions of this product are my own.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Love this recipe for a patriotic holiday...


2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is good)
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks


Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.


*To make 1/2 cup simple syrup, boil 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Turn heat to simmer and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool. Now it's simple syrup!
*Use fresh fruit for this recipe. Frozen just won't be great.
*To make star-shaped pineapple pieces, cut long & wide pieces of pineapple off the side of the fresh fruit. use a star cutter to cut shapes.

Source: (adapted from 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks)

352 Responses to “Red, White and Blue Sangria”

  1. postedJun 23, 2011 3:27 AM
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” would go on mine!

  2. postedJun 23, 2011 3:27 AM
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    FB liked Drink Inks

  3. postedJun 23, 2011 3:28 AM
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    FB liked you long time ago

  4. postedJun 23, 2011 3:28 AM
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    twitter following long time ago too

  5. postedJun 23, 2011 3:42 AM

    Sweetpea! What hubby calls me!

  6. postedJun 23, 2011 4:20 AM

    Of course, mine would have to say “I Quilt”

  7. postedJun 23, 2011 4:44 AM

    Mine would say: “It’s 5’oclock somewhere!”

  8. postedJun 23, 2011 4:45 AM

    Liked you on FB!

  9. postedJun 23, 2011 4:45 AM

    Liked Drink Inks on FB!

  10. postedJun 23, 2011 4:46 AM

    thank you for this sangria recipe– I am going to make it tomorrow night for the Ladie Bunco Night I am hosting!! Perfect timing with this post! πŸ™‚

  11. postedJun 23, 2011 4:57 AM

    Mine would have to say “drinker with a running problem” πŸ™‚

  12. postedJun 23, 2011 4:58 AM

    Liked you on fb

  13. postedJun 23, 2011 4:59 AM

    Liked drink inks on fb

  14. postedJun 23, 2011 5:03 AM
    Amy G. H.



  15. postedJun 23, 2011 5:18 AM

    mine would read, “almost empty”

  16. postedJun 23, 2011 5:26 AM

    That sangria looks awesome! So cute. And I love the drink markers. I think the most appropriate thing to write on a Drink Ink decal is what kind of drunk you are: mean, happy, singing, clumsy, funny, chatty, etc. That way people are forewarned! πŸ™‚

  17. postedJun 23, 2011 5:28 AM

    Liked you on Facebook.

  18. postedJun 23, 2011 5:35 AM

    “Bottoms Up!”

  19. postedJun 23, 2011 5:36 AM

    These are so cute! I think I’d put “Bottoms Up” on mine.

  20. postedJun 23, 2011 5:36 AM

    … annnnd just followed you on Twitter!

  21. postedJun 23, 2011 5:50 AM

    Liked Drink Inks on FB!

  22. postedJun 23, 2011 6:05 AM

    Perfect to use at a party. Hey, “Party!” could be put on my glass.

  23. postedJun 23, 2011 6:12 AM

    Mine would say “Wines a lot” πŸ™‚

  24. postedJun 23, 2011 6:15 AM

    The personal ink writing would totally be based on the party theme: 4th of July would have things like sparkle, firecracker, hottie, etcetera.

  25. postedJun 23, 2011 6:17 AM

    I’ve liked the Drink Inks on FB!

  26. postedJun 23, 2011 6:17 AM

    I’ve been a fan for a while now, still loving it!

  27. postedJun 23, 2011 6:18 AM

    I dont tweet, but if I did I’d follow you.

  28. postedJun 23, 2011 6:18 AM

    BTW I LOVE LOVE LOVE your sangria recipe. I hope I get to try it soon!

  29. postedJun 23, 2011 6:24 AM
    mar g

    would put on mine “dance gal” for i love to contra dance.

    retweeted–@tnlibrarygal johnson city, tn

  30. postedJun 23, 2011 6:24 AM
    Diane Balding

    Like you and like drink it !!

  31. postedJun 23, 2011 6:26 AM

    I would just need a “Z” on mine since it’s the first letter of my last name. It’s my nickname in every circle of friends I have!

  32. postedJun 23, 2011 6:27 AM

    And of course I already like you on FB!

  33. postedJun 23, 2011 6:27 AM

    Hands off!!! MINE!

  34. postedJun 23, 2011 6:28 AM

    Already following you on Twitter πŸ™‚

  35. postedJun 23, 2011 6:28 AM

    Mega licious -what my husband calls me! πŸ™‚
    I’ve liked you forever on FB and just “liked” Drink Inks!

  36. postedJun 23, 2011 6:28 AM

    I would label my fabulous sangria “Momma’s Juice” πŸ™‚ Love the recipe!

  37. postedJun 23, 2011 6:29 AM

    Now following you on FB!

  38. postedJun 23, 2011 6:30 AM

    Whoops liked Drink Inks on FB..

  39. postedJun 23, 2011 6:31 AM

    Mommy juice πŸ™‚

  40. postedJun 23, 2011 6:33 AM
    Glen Waterman

    “Doc”, “Prof”, “Teach”

  41. postedJun 23, 2011 6:49 AM
    Maria Firkaly

    Love the Recipe Girl!

  42. postedJun 23, 2011 6:51 AM
    Sara Schwertner

    I’m soo doing this for my 4th of July!! and I now like you on FB!

  43. postedJun 23, 2011 6:52 AM


  44. postedJun 23, 2011 6:52 AM

    I follow on twitter

  45. postedJun 23, 2011 6:57 AM
    Jessica N.

    Prob. Wine-o …. ha ha or maybe Mas Tequila!

  46. postedJun 23, 2011 6:58 AM
    Christy Spurlock

    I follow RG on FB!!!!

  47. postedJun 23, 2011 6:58 AM
    Christy Spurlock

    I following RG on twitter!!!!

  48. postedJun 23, 2011 6:58 AM
    Jessica N.

    I follow on FB

  49. postedJun 23, 2011 6:59 AM
    Christy Spurlock

    I “like” drink inks on facebook.

  50. postedJun 23, 2011 7:00 AM
    Christy Spurlock

    Mine would say “High Maintenance”

  51. postedJun 23, 2011 7:03 AM
    Melissa H

    “Liked” Drink Inks on FB and already a FB fan of receipe girl…also following RG on twitter!!

  52. postedJun 23, 2011 7:08 AM
    Chrissy G

    I think mine would have to say Goofy because that’s how I get with a little sauce in me! We used these Drink Inks for a friend’s bachelorette party and they were a hit! I still have mine

  53. postedJun 23, 2011 7:15 AM

    “Snook’s” – what my Dad called me AND the name of the drive-in restaurant I’m opening on July 9th (exactly one year from Dad’s passing).

  54. postedJun 23, 2011 7:16 AM

    “Liked” Drink Inks on fb

  55. postedJun 23, 2011 7:17 AM

    “Liked” RG a long time ago πŸ™‚

  56. postedJun 23, 2011 7:17 AM
    Jen Rames

    Mine would say “Winey Girl”

  57. postedJun 23, 2011 7:17 AM
    Jen Rames

    and I follow on Twitter!

  58. postedJun 23, 2011 7:18 AM

    Now “following” RG on Twitter!

  59. postedJun 23, 2011 7:21 AM

    I would put “Lush” on mine. Not that I am actually a lush, but just sounds fun on a drink! πŸ™‚

  60. postedJun 23, 2011 7:21 AM

    “liked” RG on facebook!

  61. postedJun 23, 2011 7:22 AM

    Mine would be “Mommy Juice”

  62. postedJun 23, 2011 7:27 AM
    Amy P.

    Mostly stressed!

  63. postedJun 23, 2011 7:31 AM
    Amy P.

    I like Recipe Girl on FB

  64. postedJun 23, 2011 7:34 AM
    Amy P.

    I like Drink Inks on FB

  65. postedJun 23, 2011 7:35 AM

    Mine would say Life is Grand! We spend a lot of time at Grand Lake during the summer, and the Drink Inks would be a fun addition to all the get togethers.

  66. postedJun 23, 2011 7:35 AM

    I like you on FB too!

  67. postedJun 23, 2011 7:47 AM

    This sangria looks great! πŸ™‚

  68. postedJun 23, 2011 7:49 AM

    “Fill ‘er up!”

  69. postedJun 23, 2011 7:56 AM

    i think mine would be “cupcake” my sis/best friend calls me cupcake and my BF slips it in every now and again as well

  70. postedJun 23, 2011 8:00 AM


  71. postedJun 23, 2011 8:01 AM

    Liked it

  72. postedJun 23, 2011 8:02 AM

    Liked it long Time!!!!

  73. postedJun 23, 2011 8:12 AM
    Shannon Sperry

    I have loved Sangria ever since I first tasted it in a Madrid Cafe 30 years ago. I will SOOOOO be making this for the 4th.
    I follow you on facebook.

  74. postedJun 23, 2011 8:12 AM
    Shannon Sperry

    I just liked Drink Inks on fb.

  75. postedJun 23, 2011 8:12 AM

    Cheers to you! Cheers to me!

  76. postedJun 23, 2011 8:21 AM

    Mine would say something like “Bourbon Please”. Hehe. Love these!

  77. postedJun 23, 2011 8:22 AM

    Like drink inks on facebook. And love their name!

  78. postedJun 23, 2011 8:23 AM

    Like recipe girl on Facebook!

  79. postedJun 23, 2011 8:43 AM

    My glass would be filled with a mocktail and would say Preggo on it! Next year it would say Lori the Lush!

  80. postedJun 23, 2011 8:44 AM

    Grandma Cat

    My 3 year old grandson calls us Grandma and Grandpa Cat – because we have THREE cats. He calls his other grandparents Grandma and Grandpa Fish, because their last name is Troudt. Easy distinction for the little guy!

  81. postedJun 23, 2011 8:44 AM

    I have liked Recipe Girl on FB!

  82. postedJun 23, 2011 8:51 AM
    Jessica Bolt

    I Like Drink Inks of FB!

  83. postedJun 23, 2011 8:52 AM
    Jessica Bolt

    I Like Recipe Girl on Facebook!

  84. postedJun 23, 2011 8:53 AM
    Jessica Bolt

    My drink ink would have to say Dancin’ Queen!

  85. postedJun 23, 2011 8:54 AM

    Mine would say “Wine Time!”

  86. postedJun 23, 2011 8:56 AM
    Kelly Moore

    Liked you on Facebook long ago. My sticker would say “Refill Please.” I definitely need to try this sangria.

  87. postedJun 23, 2011 8:56 AM

    My Drink Ink label would say “Margarita Mistress.” I am well known among friends for my Death-a-Ritas!

  88. postedJun 23, 2011 8:56 AM

    I like RecipeGirl on Facebook!

  89. postedJun 23, 2011 8:58 AM
    Susie O.

    Love this!!! I plan on using this recipe for my daughter’s wedding on 11.11.11 at 11:00! It’s perfect for Veteran’s day!! πŸ™‚

  90. postedJun 23, 2011 8:59 AM

    I would have the word sleepy on mine =)

  91. postedJun 23, 2011 8:59 AM

    i liked drink inks on facebooke!!

  92. postedJun 23, 2011 9:00 AM

    I liked on facebook awhile back!

  93. postedJun 23, 2011 9:00 AM

    I am following on twitter already!!

  94. postedJun 23, 2011 9:01 AM

    Mine would say “Everyone’s mom”

  95. postedJun 23, 2011 9:01 AM

    Follow you on Twitter already

  96. postedJun 23, 2011 9:01 AM

    Have “liked” you on facebook for a while!

  97. postedJun 23, 2011 9:09 AM

    mine would say “just add vodka”

  98. postedJun 23, 2011 9:35 AM

    The most appropriate thing to write on mine is : Don’t touch my drink!

  99. postedJun 23, 2011 9:37 AM

    I liked Drink Inks on facebook

  100. postedJun 23, 2011 9:41 AM

    Liked Drink Inks on FB

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