This 4th of July White Wine Sangria is a festive spin on the traditional Spanish cocktail.
Sangria is usually a red wine cocktail, mixed with oranges and chopped apples. It is by far one of my favorite drinks.
In this version of sangria, we are using Moscato, a sweet white wine that pairs well with fresh fruit like raspberries and blueberries.
In this recipe I'm using a Moscato wine which is fairly sweet, but feel free to use your favorite white wine but I wouldn't use a sparkling whine.
The trick to making amazing sangria is to let it marinate in the fridge for a few hours, that way the wine can absorb some of the fruit aroma and flavor.
- White wine: I used Moscato because it added the perfect touch of sweetness to my drink without adding simple syrup.
- Berries: Nothing says summer like fresh berries and keeping up with the holiday theme, I used blueberries and raspberries. This sangria is also great with peaches!
- Apples: This fruit is a sangria staple, made them into star shaped pieces to make this patriotic sangria.
- Liquor 43: I added one shot of liquor 43, a sweet vanilla Spanish liquor. If you don't have this, just add a ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
How to make sangria
This white sangria is so simple to make and so delicious. Start by washing the berries and let it them air dry.
Next, you want to peel your apple and slice it. Do this last and when all your ingredients are ready to prevent the apple slices from browning. You can also add them to a bowl with water and lemon juice while you finish the prep.
I like to have my wine chilling in the fridge before I make the sangria, that way I don't need to add ice when serving, but if you do add ice, add it to each individual glass and not to the pitcher.
Chill the sangria in the fridge for at least one hour, the longer it sits the better the taste.
Mix the wine, the 43 liquor if using and give it a good stir, add the berries and apple slices and serve immediately.
4th of July White Wine Sangria
- 2 bottles White wine such as Moscato
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 apple
- 1 ounce 43 liquor replace with ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Wash the berries and let them air dry1 cup blueberries, 1 cup raspberries
- In a glass pitcher, mix the wine and the 43 liquor if using. You can replace the 43 liquor with a half teaspoon of vanilla extract2 bottles White wine such as Moscato, 1 ounce 43 liquor
- peel and cut the apple into ½ inch thick slices, using a cookie cutter, create star shapes for a festive touch1 apple
- Add the berries and apple stars (or slices) to the pitcher and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour
- Serve and enjoy