sangria

The Perfect Sangria for YOUR Independence Day Celebration

I recently caught up with a friend whom I hadn’t seen in almost year. We were really close in college, but schedules caught up with us, and we just hadn’t seemed to be able to connect on any level. The last time I had seen her, she was still this very timid girl who was terrified of what her parents would think. Wow! How things have changed. This girl I once saw 3-4 times a week went from being timid about alcohol to drinking more in a night than I do in a month. It’s hilarious… while slightly concerning. She’ll grow out of it though. She’s just having a late life rebellion.

I have her on Instagram, and I’ve been watching her Friday nights progress from timid pictures of food to pictures being fully surrounded with drinks. I knew when we met up that some day drinking must occur. It was our first legal drink together. We had these amazing grapefruit mimosas with our delectable meals.

This girl is also really big on holidays. Christmas is her favorite, but she’ll go all out for 4th of July as well. As soon as I saw this 4th of July sangria recipe, I thought immediately of my friend. I must send her this recipe. It’s festive. It’s tasty. It’s PERFECT for her and her familia.

 

This 4th of July drink is an adult drink. For kiddos, you can probably use Sprite and grenadine and add in the fruits for a fun, festive drink. You can also try this recipe for the minors at your celebration!

Check out this awesome recipe on the next page! You won’t be disappointed!

Please remember to drink responsibly, especially if you have children.

If you’re looking for a great way to make your celebration more festive, this is the beverage for you!

Thanks to Candi at Examiner for this FABULOUS recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is good)
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • 1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  3. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.

Tips:

  • To make 1/2 cup simple syrup, boil 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Turn heat to simmer and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool. Now it’s simple syrup!
  • Use fresh fruit for this recipe. Frozen just won’t be great.
  • To make star-shaped pineapple pieces, cut long & wide pieces of pineapple off the side of the fresh fruit. Use a star cutter to cut shapes.

For more fabulous recipes and great food photos visit the original source at: Examiner

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