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Red, White and Blue Sangria

Here is an easy recipe for Red, White and Blue Sangria– the perfect summer cocktail recipe.  Click below to watch a short video showing you how to make this recipe, then scroll to the bottom of this post to print out the complete recipe.

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.  I’m a sucker for that kind of stuff, having already shared my 100 red-white-and-blue recipe links several weeks ago.  Here’s another one to add to the list:  Red, White and Blue Sangria.

Red, White and Blue Sangria - recipe from
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 🙂

Red, White and Blue Sangria - recipe from

Red, White and Blue Sangria - recipe from

Apparently, I’m a diva!  Enjoy this sangria all summer long!


Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Red, White and 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


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  2. 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 24, 2011 12:32 PM
    Amy S

    All mine!

  2. postedJun 24, 2011 1:01 PM


  3. postedJun 24, 2011 1:37 PM

    The sangria looks so fun and festive!! Those decals are super cute too!

  4. postedJun 24, 2011 2:09 PM

    Wow, what a great idea, I would love some of these. My friend and I like to try a new cocktail every Friday night, I think I’d have to pit ‘Tini-Girl’ on mine, cos I love trying new Martinis 🙂

  5. postedJun 24, 2011 2:35 PM
    Georgia N

    Liked Drink Inks on FB

  6. postedJun 24, 2011 2:35 PM
    Georgia N

    Liked RecipeGirl on FB

  7. postedJun 24, 2011 2:36 PM
    Georgia N

    “Bottoms Up” would be on my decal 🙂

  8. postedJun 24, 2011 2:53 PM

    Mine would be SunDiva 🙂

  9. postedJun 24, 2011 4:04 PM
    Suzanne B

    Mine would have to say Princess!

  10. postedJun 24, 2011 4:54 PM

    I would probably put my name on my decal so that no one else could steal my drink!

  11. postedJun 24, 2011 4:54 PM

    I follow you on Twitter

  12. postedJun 24, 2011 5:37 PM

    YUM! And so cool!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. postedJun 24, 2011 6:11 PM

    I’d probably just put Mama C on mine!

  14. postedJun 24, 2011 6:39 PM

    Mine would say “fill, drink, repeat” 😉

  15. postedJun 24, 2011 6:41 PM

    I’m a drink inks fan on FB

  16. postedJun 24, 2011 6:42 PM

    I’m a RG FB fan

  17. postedJun 24, 2011 6:43 PM

    I follow you on twitter!

  18. postedJun 24, 2011 6:49 PM

    Mine would say “Party Girl! Thanks for the great recipe!

  19. postedJun 24, 2011 7:05 PM

    My name would be” Mother Hen”
    BECAUSE I am 🙂

  20. postedJun 24, 2011 7:07 PM

    I Liked Drink inks on Facebook. Actually, I loved them 🙂
    What a really cute idea

  21. postedJun 24, 2011 8:29 PM

    Mine would say “LYN” not that funny but it’s what my love calls me. 🙂

  22. postedJun 24, 2011 9:14 PM

    My Drink Inks would say MINE!!!
    Love the sangria recipe, will be making this next week!

  23. postedJun 25, 2011 7:10 AM

    Margadaquiriscrewaladaonthebeach and probably something like…. Southern Cocktail on the Rocks (ie Sweet Tea!)

  24. postedJun 25, 2011 7:44 AM

    probably “drink me!”

  25. postedJun 25, 2011 8:48 AM

    These are freakin’ adorable!!
    Mine would say “Fill Me Up” cause I think my glass would always be almost empty when drinking these Sangria’s!!! Awesome recipe!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. postedJun 25, 2011 9:05 AM
    Tracy in Spring

    Mine would need to say “Hire Me!” I’m going out of my mind staying home – I’m ready, willing, and able to work. Like, yesterday. 🙂

  27. postedJun 25, 2011 11:46 AM
    miri leigh

    This will be on my July 4th menu! Thanks for the great idea!

  28. postedJun 25, 2011 1:31 PM

    Love this recipe!! Sangria is a huge hit in my house and I actually just got star cookie cutters, so I can’t wait to try it! Mine would say “robot” because that’s what my sister calls me 🙂

  29. postedJun 25, 2011 1:32 PM

    Also I already like you on facebook!

  30. postedJun 25, 2011 1:33 PM

    And just liked drink inks!! Unfortunately I don’t use twitter..

  31. postedJun 25, 2011 4:29 PM

    I am a sucker for a good glass of sangria. My drink would have to say “Fill ‘er up…often”.

    By the way, you look fantastic, Lori!

  32. postedJun 25, 2011 9:51 PM

    I have never made sangria but love it when others have made it. My glasses would say “Girls Night Out.” Thanks!

  33. postedJun 26, 2011 5:49 AM

    “Goodie Gal” The grandkids call me that…..Grand dads would be “movie man”…. Sangria! How refreshing.

  34. postedJun 26, 2011 5:56 AM

    I like you on Facebook too! you are a Cutie patootie!

  35. postedJun 26, 2011 7:23 AM

    “If this glass is empty, do not panic. Fill immediately, and return to owner”

  36. postedJun 26, 2011 12:42 PM

    I think my glass would have to say “MINE!!”

  37. postedJun 26, 2011 1:53 PM

    Bottom’s up!

  38. postedJun 26, 2011 4:01 PM

    Sassy 🙂

  39. postedJun 26, 2011 4:08 PM

    Already following RG on twitter!

  40. postedJun 26, 2011 4:58 PM

    I “like” both Drink Inks and Recipe Girl on Facebook. I don’t have a twitter account, but I do follow you on your blog. My Drink Ink would say “Hands Off” I am ready to bake the “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies” you blogged about. I’m new to blogging so I’m just learning the ins and outs. However, I love to bake and plan to use your recipes. As well as baking, I am also a runner. I look forward to reading your blog.

  41. postedJun 26, 2011 8:08 PM
    Sara Y

    liked Drink Inks on FB – what a cute idea!

  42. postedJun 26, 2011 8:09 PM
    Sara Y

    like RG on FB – can’t believe I haven’t “liked” you before. LOL! Thanks for the chance!

  43. postedJun 26, 2011 9:04 PM

    This is SO CUTE! My family has a huge fourth of July party that involves obscene amounts of drinking. I think I will have to add this to our menu this year. Thanks!!

  44. postedJun 27, 2011 8:32 AM

    Princess or Paddle Diva – I am on a dragon boat team and they call me princess all the time.

    thank you

  45. postedJun 27, 2011 8:35 AM

    like RG on facebook


  46. postedJun 27, 2011 8:36 AM

    like drink inks on facebook


  47. postedJun 27, 2011 10:34 AM
    Teresa Lang

    My daughter calls me “Mother Teresa”

  48. postedJun 27, 2011 11:44 AM
    Juli Jones

    I would have to say mine would either read “high maintenance” or “shop til you drop” 🙂

  49. postedJun 27, 2011 11:44 AM
    Juli Jones

    I liked drink inks on facebook.

  50. postedJun 27, 2011 11:44 AM
    Juli Jones

    i liked RG on facebook.

  51. postedJun 27, 2011 1:46 PM

    Gorgeous sangria! Love it!

  52. postedJun 27, 2011 1:49 PM
    Jenny Martin

    I would write on mine “The Little General”–it was my nickname as a child!

  53. postedJun 27, 2011 1:51 PM
    Jenny Martin

    Like Drink Inks on FB

  54. postedJun 27, 2011 1:51 PM
    Jenny Martin

    Like Recipe Girl on FB too!

  55. postedJun 27, 2011 1:51 PM
    Jenny Martin

    follow u on twitter too

  56. postedJun 27, 2011 2:01 PM

    …the most appropriate thing to put on my custom drink ink would be leslie. i’m simple.

  57. postedJun 27, 2011 2:02 PM

    i like drink inks on fb.

  58. postedJun 27, 2011 2:03 PM

    i like recipe girl on fb.

  59. postedJun 27, 2011 2:12 PM

    1st – this Sangria looks amazing! I am a Sangria fanatic!
    2nd – mine would probably read ” Mommy Juice” 🙂

  60. postedJun 27, 2011 2:26 PM

    I would love to win. how about some Drink Inks with hobbies. Fishing, knitting, Gardener, #1 Blogger!

  61. postedJun 27, 2011 7:17 PM

    LOVE the sangria recipe! Definitely trying it out this weekend on our party crowd. Changing the pineapple to sliced starfruit due to allergies, but the pineapple version sounds delicious 🙂

    As far as drinkink tags go, I’d have to rock something nerdier, like l337 🙂

  62. postedJun 27, 2011 7:32 PM

    My Drink Ink would probably say “This Glass is Half Full.”

  63. postedJun 27, 2011 7:33 PM

    I like Drink Inks on facebook.
    (Sharon O.)

  64. postedJun 27, 2011 7:33 PM

    I follow RecipeGirl on facebook.
    (Sharon O.)

  65. postedJun 27, 2011 7:34 PM
  66. postedJun 27, 2011 7:55 PM

    I think Ice Queen would be the perfect thing to write on my glass. And, perfect for a sangria glass. 😀

    Also, I’ve liked you and drinkinks on facebook!

  67. postedJun 28, 2011 5:31 AM

    My drink ink would simply be my initials, KC.

  68. postedJun 28, 2011 6:12 AM

    I’ve liked RG on Facebook!

  69. postedJun 28, 2011 6:12 AM

    I’ve also liked Drink Inks on FB and I’ve been following you on twitter for quite some time! 🙂

  70. postedJun 28, 2011 9:17 AM

    I liked Drink Inks on FB

  71. postedJun 28, 2011 9:17 AM

    I liked Recipe Girl on FB

  72. postedJun 28, 2011 9:17 AM

    Mine would have to say “Zumba Addict” 🙂

    I am a new follower – I have fallen in love with your site and check it daily now!!!

  73. postedJun 28, 2011 9:18 AM

    I’m following Recipe Girl on Twitter

  74. postedJun 28, 2011 9:19 AM

    The most appropriate decal saying for my glass would be: “Queen”

  75. postedJun 28, 2011 9:39 AM

    I’ve liked Drink Inks on FB

  76. postedJun 28, 2011 9:39 AM

    I’ve liked RecipeGirl on FB

  77. postedJun 28, 2011 9:40 AM

    i’m following @RecipeGirl

  78. postedJun 28, 2011 9:41 AM

    What would be the most appropriate thing to write on your own personalized Drink Ink decal?

    o Crabby Virgo

    (yeah im cranky!)

  79. postedJun 28, 2011 11:32 AM
    Maria S. Rivera

    “I’ll drink to that”!

  80. postedJun 28, 2011 12:18 PM

    “pour me another” 🙂

  81. postedJun 28, 2011 12:29 PM

    I “liked” Drink Inks on FB – what a clever idea for identifying your glasses!! And according to my daughter mine would have to say “Been there, drank that”!!!

  82. postedJun 28, 2011 12:30 PM

    I also liked Recipe Girl on FB!!! And I LOVE this Sangria recipe! Thank you.

  83. postedJun 28, 2011 12:31 PM

    I am following you on Twitter!

  84. postedJun 28, 2011 12:42 PM

    Love the drinks so pretty! I’m 7 months pregnant so gone have to wait a couple months to try it but I can’t wait!! Mine would probably say ” dancing queen”. I love the ” mommy juice” idea also!

  85. postedJun 28, 2011 1:02 PM

    I love the Drink Inks idea & would love to try the Sangria recipe for a summer get together!! I believe since I am a fairly new grandmother my Drink Ink would say “Memaw’s Sippy Cup” or “Nadene” which is my middle name & what all my “girls” call me 🙂

  86. postedJun 28, 2011 1:03 PM

    it is not what should be on mine….but my husband’s… HERMIT (:

  87. postedJun 28, 2011 1:04 PM

    I ‘liked’ Drink Inks on FB

  88. postedJun 28, 2011 1:05 PM

    I ‘liked’ RecipeGirl on FB, cause I luv me some new recipes!

  89. postedJun 28, 2011 1:13 PM

    Just liked you and Drink Inks on Facebook! I think mine would just say “Wino” 🙂

  90. postedJun 28, 2011 1:22 PM

    mine would say “Evil Dwarf”

  91. postedJun 28, 2011 2:25 PM

    I liked RG on Facebook!

  92. postedJun 28, 2011 2:26 PM

    I started to follow RG on Twitter!

  93. postedJun 28, 2011 2:26 PM

    I also liked Drink Inks of FB!

  94. postedJun 28, 2011 2:27 PM

    Absolutely love your Fourth of July ideas! I have added this recipe to the cocktail menu for our beach vacation! Mine would for sure say “Drinks well with others” or “Life is too short to drink bad wine”

  95. postedJun 28, 2011 5:25 PM

    “I’m Unemployed”

  96. postedJun 28, 2011 7:28 PM

    “Who let the girls out?”

  97. postedJun 28, 2011 8:44 PM

    fun review! I would choose ocean and encouragement themed words to put on my decals… what a great new product!

    cathy b
    pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

  98. postedJun 28, 2011 8:46 PM

    like Drink Inks on FB!

    cathy b
    pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

  99. postedJun 28, 2011 8:47 PM

    liked Recipe Girl on FB!

    cathy b
    pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

  100. postedJun 29, 2011 11:03 AM
    Ginny R

    Sean! My boyfriend is constantly stealing my beer, thinking it is his. This would be perfect for him!

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