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Red & Blue Sangria

First, I wanted to mention that Meghan of the Magpie featured me on her blog today. Both she and her blog are adorable - you should go check it out!


Mmmm Sangria! The Fourth of July is coming up, and Jason and I love this summery American holiday. I wanted to share my Sangria recipe I will be making on the 4th. 

Red, White & Blue Sangria 

What You'll Need
Berry Vodka or Liquor - I used Raspberry Pomegranate Vodka
White Table Sugar
2-3 Fresh Lemons
Blueberries
Strawberries
Blackberries
Red Wine (I suggest Merlot or Shiraz, preferably one that has blackberry undertones. The Bota Boxes are perfect for this - I use the 3 Liter bow for parties)
Simply Cranberry Cocktail

Red, White & Blue Sangria

First, get your fruit. Combine to get 4 cups of berries. Toss in 1 cup sugar and a drizzle of lemon juice, then pour over it with 1 cup vodka and let it sit overnight in the fridge.

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Scoop the berries out of the vodka mixture and place into a large container. I am photographing a small batch, so while a pitcher is pretty, it's not gonna hold your 3 liter batch! Trying halfing this recipe for smaller pitchers.

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Pour 8 cups of wine (you will have some leftover if you get the 3 liter box here, if you want to use it all, adjust the recipe!) and 4 cups of the cranberry juice over the berries. Allow to chill in the fridge.

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Serve with ice and garnish with leftover berries and lemon slices! Happy fourth y'all!


Red, White & Blue Sangria

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Red, White & Blue Sangria

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Love that matryoshka bottle!
    --TS

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  2. love that little baboushka doll carafe. Have a happy 4th!

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  3. fantastic!


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  4. A stacking doll that is a carafe and glass? Genius!

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  5. um YUM!! i need to make this!! thanks for sharing!! ps. that nesting doll pitcher is amazing! xoxo


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  6. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks! I can't seem to find any recipe that is half as delightful as the one I had in Rota Spain! I shall try yours (and pin it so I don't forget!) -Jessica

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  7. Sangria and the most adorable, useful nesting doll the world has ever seen. Too much!
    Where did you get that doll?


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  8. I love sangria! This sounds perfect for my party tomorrow... I, too love your nesting doll glass/shaker thingy :)

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