This Patriotic Red, White & Blue Sangria Recipe embodies everything I love about the summertime holidays…ice cold drinks, a little bit of patriotism, and SANGRIA. I really, really love Sangria, guys. A lot.
Sangria is one of those drinks that can be served a million ways – you can buy the pre-made drink in the store, make your own with fresh fruits and an assortment of liquors, or you can just dump a can of fruit cocktail into a pitcher with red wine and call it a day. The sky is really the limit when it comes to creating Sangria recipes, and I am always excited to try new ones when I see them on the menu at a restaurant or bar.
Patriotic Red, White & Blue Sangria Recipe
- 1 container (64 oz) white grape juice
- 1 bottle (750ml) sparkling white wine
- 2/3 cup white rum
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries, divided
- 1 cup fresh blueberries, divided
- Fresh mint leaves
- whole strawberries for rim of glasses
Create ice cubes by filling 4 ice cube tray cavities with chopped strawberries, 4 cavities with fresh blueberries and 4 cavities with fresh mint. Fill each cavity with white grape juice and freeze overnight.
Refrigerate remaining juice and white wine overnight.
In a large pitcher, combine the remaining white grape juice, white wine and rum. Mix well. Add fruit infused ice cubes and additional (water filled) ice cubes if desired. Add remaining fresh cut berries and blueberries to the pitcher. Add about 2 tablespoons fresh mint and stir.
Fill glasses with sangria and add a fresh strawberry to the rim. Serve with a fun straw!