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Sangria is kind of my thing! I’ve been absolutely addicted to this Sweet Strawberry Basil Sangria and have been playing it on repeat for quite some time now. Sooo… I thought I’d shake things up a bit with something new. But not too much…still on that sangria train people!! Choo Choooo!! Full speed ahead!! Allow me to introduce you to Summer Berry Sangria, a festive party drink that’s here just in time to take your Fourth of July party (or any summer party for that matter!) to the next level. This colorful cocktail is light, tasty, and oh so refreshing! It’s basically summertime in a glass!! Don’t forget to grab a spoon. You won’t wanna miss out on all that booze soaked fruit once your glass is empty. Drink up!!
Here’s all you’ll need: sparkling white wine, white cranberry juice, coconut rum, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
First let’s start with the important stuff…..the booze!!! You’re gonna need a sparkling white wine of your choosing. I went with a Prosecco from Cupcake Vineyards, but an Asti Spumante or a Moscato would work great too! A little bubbly makes it a little more fun!! Am I right?!? While you’re cruising for booze, we’re going to need a light or coconut rum too, like Malibu. YUMMMM!!!!!
Grab a big ole sangria pitcher and let’s pop some bottles. Add the wine first, and then the rum and cranberry juice. No need to mix! Working in this order allows the liquids to intermingle themselves and also helps to keep all those fun and fizzy bubbles!!
No worries if you can’t find a basic white cranberry juice! They were all out when I went to the store. I subbed in an Oceanspray white cran-peach and it was delish! The white cran-strawberry would be awesome as well. Oh look! More reasons to make another pitcher!! Well twist my arm then!?! Looks like I’ll be trying every possible combination of this Berry Sangria this summer!
Now it’s time for those gorgeous berries!!! Look at those red, white and blues!! Rinse and combine half a cup of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Yep! Half a cup of each. Bonus points for only having to dirty one measuring cup!!
Slice up some strawberries and measure out, yep, you guessed it….half a cup!! Or don’t measure at all. I threw caution to the wind and just tossed in 6 big strawberries. Rebel without a cause over here!! LOOK OUT!!! And this was before I even had a sip. I’m in trouble tonight!
Add the fruit to the pitcher and Voila! We have ourselves a party people!! Refrigerate Summer Berry Sangria for 2 hours before serving. Serve chilled over ice.
Well if that’s not the most patriotic recipe I’ve ever seen then I dunno what is! Happy Birthday ‘Merica!!! Let’s get red, white, and boozed! Looking for more patriotic inspired recipes? Try our Red, White and Berry Fruit Pizza!
Summer Berry Sangria
- 1 bottle (750 milliliters) sparkling white wine such as Prosecco
- 2-1/2 cups white cranberry juice
- 2/3 cup light or coconut rum such as Malibu
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- Ice cubes
- Step 1 Add the sparkling wine to a large pitcher. Pour in the white cranberry juice and rum. Do not stir.
- Step 2 Add 1/2 cup (of each fruit) blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries to the pitcher.
- Step 3 Refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve chilled over ice. Enjoy!!
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