Here is an easy recipe for Red White and Blue Sangria. It’s the perfect summer cocktail recipe with white wine, vodka, triple sec and plenty of fresh fruit. Watch the video that shows you how to make this recipe, then scroll to the bottom of this post to print out the complete recipe so you can make it at home.
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. This Red, White and Blue Sangria is another one to add to the list.
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 🙂
This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of simple syrup. You can find simple syrup near all of the mixers in liquor section of your market (or at a liquor store), or you can make it yourself. It’s super easy to do.
How to make Simple Syrup:
Pour equal parts of sugar and water into a saucepan, and heat until the sugar dissolves. That creates a thick, sugary syrup known as simple syrup- used to sweeten cocktails and other beverages. However much water you use, that’s how much simple syrup you’ll end up with. 1 cup water + 1 cup sugar will make 1 cup of simple syrup. For this recipe, you just need 1/2 cup simple syrup. So you’ll heat 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar together, and then let it cool.
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One of the nice things about Sangria is that you can make it ahead. In fact, sangria actually tastes much better when you make it in the morning and serve it in the evening. Just let it chill in the refrigerator and give the fruit a chance to soak up all of the delicious flavors! I’ve even made it the night before 4th of July so it’s ready for serving by lunchtime on the 4th!
What kind of container is best for serving sangria?
A pitcher will work just fine for serving sangria. But I find that I like to use a glass cylinder bowl or just a fishbowl type glass bowl for displaying sangria. It looks nice in a glass bowl, and you can just provide a ladle and let people serve themselves.
Let’s enjoy this sangria all summer long!
If you’re looking for more red, white and blue recipes, you might like to try:
- Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Bars
- Red, White and Blue Potato Salad
- Patriotic Red, White and Blue Pastries
- Patriotic Pretzel Rods
- Red, White and Blue Finger Jello
- Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Cake
Red, White and Blue Sangria
- Two 750ml bottles dry white wine (I like to use Sauvignon Blanc)
- 1 cup triple sec
- 1/2 cup berry flavored vodka
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup (see Recipe Notes below)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 ½ cups hulled and sliced strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 ½ cups fresh 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.
This is my go-to Sangria recipe for gatherings! Everyone loves it!
Definitely making this for my party!
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You don’t need Botox! you look great! And these drinks are darling too! YUM!
i’ve used starfruit in sangria before, would be fun (and tasty) here too and wouldn’t require a special cookie cutter!
I was inspired by this recipe – especially by the pineapple stars! I made my own version and blogged about it here – http://jen.rames.org/2011/07/05/red-white-and-blue-sangria/ – thanks for the inspiration!
I made this for my BBQ–and subsequently got a nice little buzz. I posted about it (the sangria, not the buzz) on my blog. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/mSYtkV
I made these for a 4th of Juy party – they were AWSOME!!!! DIdn’t have any left! And I made 2 batches. 🙂
Those decals are so cute as are you in that photo 🙂 Fun sangria too. The stars are fabulous! Happy 4th to you and your family. xo
The Sangria looks awesome! It has always been my tradition to make it for our fourth of July campout, but I never have made it look patriotic before! I just had to comment to tell you that you are gorgeous and you do not need Botox!
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Looking at this festive drink, makes me want to get the holiday weekend starte have a happy and safe 4th of july!
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Mine would have names on them, so nobody gets their glasses mixed up at dinner parties!
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Love sangria! Love the idea of the clings. Much cuter than those stems…and obviously work better on stemless glasses 😉
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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”
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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 🙂
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!
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I think Ice Queen would be the perfect thing to write on my glass. And, perfect for a sangria glass. 😀
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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 🙂
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1st – this Sangria looks amazing! I am a Sangria fanatic!
2nd – mine would probably read ” Mommy Juice” 🙂
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Gorgeous sangria! Love it!
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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!!
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“If this glass is empty, do not panic. Fill immediately, and return to owner”
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I have never made sangria but love it when others have made it. My glasses would say “Girls Night Out.” Thanks!
I am a sucker for a good glass of sangria. My drink would have to say “Fill ‘er up…often”.
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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 🙂
This will be on my July 4th menu! Thanks for the great idea!
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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!!!
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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 🙂
The sangria looks so fun and festive!! Those decals are super cute too!
This is a great idea! I can’t wait to serve this on the 4th of July.
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Big fan of Sangria and those glasses with the decals are super cute! Mine would probably say “Drink and Repeat”. Thanks for the Sangria recipe. I just might have to make some this weekend as my hubby received a bottle of wine as a gift that looks like it’s going to need a few embellishments 😉
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Mine would have to say It’s 5:00 Somewhere…. these are so adorable. I think I am just gonna have to have a set. Thanks for all you do! Many Blessings! Tammy in Alabama
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Such a pretty drink and perfect for the 4th!
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Love this! Sangria is my favorite summer drink!
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ps – I love the starfruit in your sangria!
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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.
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“Fill ‘er up!”
This sangria looks great! 🙂
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I would label my fabulous sangria “Momma’s Juice” 🙂 Love the recipe!
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BTW I LOVE LOVE LOVE your sangria recipe. I hope I get to try it soon!
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The personal ink writing would totally be based on the party theme: 4th of July would have things like sparkle, firecracker, hottie, etcetera.
Mine would say “Wines a lot” 🙂
Perfect to use at a party. Hey, “Party!” could be put on my glass.
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These are so cute! I think I’d put “Bottoms Up” on mine.
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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! 🙂
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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! 🙂
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“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” would go on mine!