Makes 8 to 12 servings
There is no better way to get the Fourth of July cookout started than with a festive pitcher of sparkling red, white and blue sangria.
1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine, such as Chardonnay
2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup apple juice (or white grape juice)
1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 bottle (750 ml) champagne (or any variety of sparkling white wine)
3 to 4 Granny Smith apples (see Note below)
ice, for serving
- Stir white wine, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and apple juice together in a large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours, to let the flavors meld. (The longer the mixture sits, the redder it will become.)
- When you’re ready to serve the sangria, gradually stir in the champagne, apples and ice. Serve immediately.
Note: Other options for the “white” fruit could include fresh pears, jicama, pineapple or star fruit. If you would like the tiered red, white and blue presentation in individual glasses, just add extra red berries to the bottom of empty serving glasses, followed by a layer of blueberries, then strain out the sangria wine, and add some apple stars on top.