Simple to make & requiring only a few ingredients, this Red, White & Blue Sangria is a perfect addition to your 4th of July menu!
If you are wanting to have an easy yet delicious drink to serve next weekend for the 4th, you definitely need to try this Red, White & Blue Sangria! It only takes 2 ingredients to come together! Plus the addition of your favorite red, white & blue fruits & berries and you’ve got a delicious, festive drink that everyone will love!
A Little Sangria History
The name Sangria comes from sangre, or blood, referring to its typically dark red color. Even though we typically think of Sangria as a Spanish drink, it can actually be traced back to the 18th century when Romans made their way through the Iberian Peninsula; planting vineyards. Since the drinking water was unsafe, it was common to fortify it with wine, spices and herbs.
While the true origins of Sangria can not be pinpointed exactly, early versions were popular in Spain, Greece, and England. Most food historians agree that some version of sangria was introduced to the Americas in the early 1800s and gained its popularity leading to today at the 1964 New York State Fair. (source)
Red, White & Blue Sangria
- 750 ml bottle of sweet white wine reisling or moscato are good choices
- 1/2 cup lemon lime soda any brand
- red, white and blue fruits I used blueberries, raspberry's and diced apples for this recipe
- Combine the white wine and lemon/lime soda together, mixing well.
- Next, add in the fruit.
- Serve immediately or chill prior to serving. Enjoy!
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