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Who doesn’t want a pretty sparkling sangria spritzer for 4th of July? It’s easy to make and delicious. You can zhush it up even more by serving it one of your lovely wine glasses.  The concept is simple: add fruit to wine and chill. There are hundreds of ways to customize your sangria but I find that simple is best. Simply add fresh blueberries, strawberries and apples to white wine with a squeeze of lemon, chill and serve with a splash of sparkling water.

The pretty combination of red strawberries, blue blueberries and white apples makes this a must-serve at your 4th of July barbecue. And the best part: it’s easy to transport if you’re not the one doing the hosting. Simply pour the wine and fruit into a large jar with a lid or use plastic 32-ounce soup containers. A bottle of wine usually contains 25 ounces so figure 5 ounces per person.

how to make sangria

White wine sangria is best with dry white wine, something like sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio. Adding a few dashes of bitters just before serving makes this wine cocktail less sweet. This sangria is best enjoyed VERY cold. So make sure you keep it in the fridge or in a cooler and have plenty of ice to serve with it. Use dainty cocktail glasses or champagne flutes to serve smaller drinks that guests can enjoy before it warms up. If you want to learn more ways to make sangria check out our guide to 6 Summer Sangria Recipes Full of Fresh Fruity Flavor. 

If you need a unique dessert for the 4th of July, try our Red Velvet, White and Blue Mini Cupcakes

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  • 2 bottles of chilled, dry, white wine, a sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 10 strawberries thinly sliced
  • 1 apple peeled and thinly sliced, Gala or Honeycrisp is best
  • 1 tablespoons lemon about 2juice
  • 4 ounces sparkling water
  • Angostura bitters optional


  1. Pour the wine into a large bowl or jar. Add the blueberries, strawberries and apples and use the back of a wooden spoon to mash the fruit (only slightly, for about 15 seconds). Cut the lemon in half and squeeze in the juice.
  2. Chill in fridge overnight. Serve with ice in pretty wine glasses with a splash of sparkling water and a dash of bitters.

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