RecipeRed, White and Blue Sangria

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 160
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 7 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg

Here’s a patriotic cocktail that’s good lookin’ and good sippin’. The berry-flavored vodka is typically easy to find and it’s available at different price points, but you can also swap in regular vodka or another flavor, including citrus or coconut. Elderflower Liqueur adds a sweet, floral taste; it’s versatile and mixes with everything (champagne, white wine, vodka, whiskey, and so on). And while I think this sangria is mighty delicious as is, if your gang prefers a sweeter sip, simply add ½ to 1 cup white grape juice or just mix in some honey or agave. Also, I went with a red-white-and-blue theme using berries, but it’s also super-tasty with peaches (try white peaches if you’re serving at a July 4th party)  The bottom line: Feel free to make this bevvy your own. That’s the beauty of sangria—it’s the ultimate use-what-you-have-on-hand beverage.

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This recipe makes about 10 servings
  • • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced into bite-sized pieces (about 2 to 3 cups)
  • • 1 cup berry-flavored vodka
  • • ¼ cup Elderflower Liqueur
  • • 1 (750 mL) bottle of white wine (I like to use Sauvignon Blanc)
  • • ½ to 1 cup white grape juice or 3 tablespoons honey/agave (optional)
  • • 1 can (12 ounces)berry-flavored sparkling water
  • • Ice for serving

In a large bowl, add the berries and mix to combine. Reserve 1 cup for garnish before serving.

In a very large pitcher, add the mixed berries, vodka, liqueur, wine, and optional grape juice (or honey), if using. Stir gently to mix and allow to sit in the fridge for 1 hour or up to 8 hours. As this sits the color will change to a slight pink or purplish hue depending on the berries used.

Right before serving, add the sparkling water into the pitcher and pour into glasses over ice. Garnish each glass with reserved fresh berries. Cheers!

Try this Pomegranate Sangria!