Red, White and Blue Sangria
It's no secret that we enjoy making a fun sangria for many of our events at New Kent Winery. This week, we are sharing our favorite Red, White and Blue sangria recipe just in time for the 4th of July! This recipe is not only super easy to prepare but also looks beautiful and is sure to impress your friends at your Independence Day parties! We hope you enjoy it!
This recipe works best with a dry white wine like our stainless steel Chardonnay. You can also add just a touch of Brandy (about 1/4 cup) to a sangria like this for an extra kick if you are feeling adventurous.
A quick tip is to not add any ice to the pitcher of sangria. Simply add ice to the glass before serving and pour the sangria over it to avoid diluting. Add a patriotic red, white or blue straw and you are ready to serve!
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 750 mL bottle of dry white wine (we used New Kent Winery's 2015 Chardonnay)
- 12 ounces of lemon lime soda
- 1 pound strawberries, sliced
- 1 pint blueberries
- ice, for serving
Add the sugar (and Brandy, if you are using it) to the pitcher. Add the Chardonnay and lemon lime soda to the mixture and stir to dissolve the sugar. Finish by adding the strawberries and blueberries to your pitcher. (If you are preparing the Sangria ahead of time, do not add the lemon lime soda until you are ready to serve. This will keep the soda from going flat as it sits.)
When ready to serve, fill a glass halfway with ice and pour the sangria to the top. Find a relaxing spot on the porch or dock and enjoy immediately!