HAPPY HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
I am pumped about sharing this super delicious, super tasty cocktail with you. I made this Red, White and Blue Sangria Recipe LIVE on Facebook today as part of this week’s Make it (HAPPY) Monday series along with my Patriotic Punch recipe. These live videos are really really doing me in, you guys. I really hope you all know, that I’m purposely having all these major mess ups in first couple to make the rest of the series awesome! DOH! 🙂 So many troubles I tell you. Oh well, live and learn.
In any case, I am excited to share with you all this recipe because its so good and great to make and bring with you to Memorial Day BBQ’s or July 4th celebrations. Plus they are super duper cute, and let’s get real, who doesn’t love a super cute cocktail???
Without further adieu, here is how you make our Red, White and Blue Sangria
- 1 bottle white wine – I used Pinot Grigio
- 1 1/2 cups sparkling lemonade
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 2 large granny smith apples
- 1 pint raspberries
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
Start by slicing the apples into fairly thin slices. Using a star cookie cutter, cut as many stars as you can from each slice. I love these cookie cutter set!Start with a pitcher and add your white wine. You can use any white wine you like for this recipe. I went with a Pinot Grigio because of the light neutral flavor and lower acidity. You could also use a Sauvignon blanc, as it too is dry and refreshing.Then add in your sparkling lemonade. You could also use flavored sparkling water, or ginger ale. I enjoy the sparkling lemonade as it has a bit more of the lemon tartness. You also add the vodka and berries to the pitcher and then into the refrigerator for 1-4 hours before serving.
This makes for one HAPPY Patriotic Celebration!