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Red White and Blue Sangria

by Lindsay on June 29, 2014

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A delicious, refreshing, and patriotic sangria that is perfect for any 4th of July celebration or summer bbq. 

For me, it’s not officially summer until the lightning bugs come out. Those amazing little bugs that twinkle in the humid night sky. The harsh winter has seemed to push everything back this year. Well, last week I finally saw my first one! And although I don’t catch them in mason jars and keep them by my night stand anymore (I know I’m not alone here), they still fascinate me. They also trigger fond memories of summers past…family cookouts, swimming, parties, and particularly the 4th of July.

I think that the 4th of July has to be the best party all summer. What could be better than celebrating your country by spending time with family and friends outdoors? This year, I’m hoping the weekend is filled with sun, eating, drinking, and tons of fireworks. I know you’re going to need something thirst-quenching to pair with your barbecue…

When you’re planning your 4th this year, think about adding this delicious sangria to the menu.  It couldn’t be easier to make, just pour everything into a pitcher and throw in sliced fruit. The recipe can also easily be multiplied for any size party you may be having. It’s very refreshing, and it’s red white and blue!

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July, everyone!

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Red White and Blue Sangria

June 29th, 2014

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 bottle of crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 cup Elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain or St. Elder
1/2 cup orange flavored liqueur such as triple sec or Cointreau
The juice of 1 lemon
The juice of 1 lime
The juice of 2 oranges
Soda water, to top off drinks
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
2 Starfruit, sliced

Directions:

In a large pitcher mix together wine, liqueurs, and juices. Add sliced fruit. Pour into glasses with ice and top off with soda water. Enjoy!

Notes:

*If you don't like, or cannot find Elderflower liqueur, you could substitute limoncello, peach schnapps, or any other sweetened fruity or floral liqueur of you choice.

*Star fruit can be substituted with white grapes.

About Lindsay

I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

This sangria looks fabulous!! Love the starfruit in there!

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Librarian Lavender June 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

This looks really, really good. The perfect summer cocktail!

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Natalie (Paper & Birch) June 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Sangria definitely has to be one of my favourite summer drinks! Yum :)

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets June 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

How fun. Love the elderflower in these!!!

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Lindsay July 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Aimee,

Thank you, I have an elderflower obsession…so good! Thanks for stopping by!

Lindsay

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cheri June 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Love how you created this refreshing drink for the holiday, looks delicious!

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Lindsay July 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Cheri,

Thank you so much! Have a great day and thank you for following MBA!

Lindsay

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Michelle July 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

I always have sangria on 4th of July weekend :) Love this one (and the starfruit is perfect!)

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Lindsay July 8, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Michelle,

Thanks so much! Hope you had a great holiday.

Lindsay

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Desy July 30, 2014 at 7:45 am

This looks so refeshing!
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