Sip This Sangria Spritzer for Red, White, + Blue Bubbly Bliss

This sangria spritzer is the patriotic punch you’ve been missing. Cool off with a refreshing brew of strawberries, blueberries and apples for you and your 4th of July crew.

image of a sangria spritzer in cute glasses with floating fruit, strawberries, blueberries and apples.
This sangria spritzer is just the refreshing sip your summer party needs, and it's oh-so pretty.Credit: Ally Jane Grossman

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.

What Makes This Sangria Spritzer Sparkle?

The sangria spritzer sparkles with a 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.

Serve this sip up with a full summer barbecue spread. It will cool your taste buds after the smokey, delicate heat of our popular “legs of fire” grilled chicken recipe which is incredible with some way better-than-store-bought potato salad with artichokes and olive relish and fresh, sweet corn succotash with salty pecorino and fresh basil.

Image of white wine spritzer sangria in two wine glasses with fresh berries. Here's how to make sangria.
This pretty sparkling sangria spritzer with wine is made with your favorite dry white wine and fresh summer berries! Credit: Ally Jane Grossan

A White Wine Sangria Spritzer That Doubles as Decor

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 white wine sangria spritzer 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, easy peasy no churn plant-based ice cream, or bright and boozy adult popsicles.

How to Make This Sangria Spritzer Recipe

10 min. Prep
8 hr Cook
8 hr 10 min. Total
1 Servings

Ingredients

Preparation

  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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