This recipe for White Sangria is perfect for serving on 4th of July parties and is sure to be a real crowd-pleaser!
I miss the 4th of July. I got to go home to NJ in July a couple of years ago for my sister’s wedding. I haven’t been home during the summer in years and I have to say it was the best trip back I have ever had.
I got to be there for the big 4th of July party at my mom’s house where we made these drinks, hung out in the pool for an entire day, ate barbecue food and finished the day off with fireworks. It really couldn’t have been a better day.
I always feel a bit out of sorts this time of year. Summer in England isn’t something I ever really get used to. Just yesterday, it was about 60 degrees and rainy.
My son complained on his way to school that it shouldn’t be so cold in the summertime. He said it as if he used to live in a sunny place and the cold dark days get to him. Maybe it’s in his blood or maybe it’s just human nature to crave sunshine. I don’t know, but I’m hoping for sunshine this 4th of July so we can invite friends over for a real American party.
I’ll make my red, white and blue sangria and hope that someone here on the harbor will light some fireworks and make me feel at home.
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- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 shots of citrus liquor
- 3 apples seeded and chopped
- 1 pint of raspberries
- 1 pint of blueberries
- 1 750 ml bottle white wine
- In a large pitcher combine, the citrus liquor, sugar, and wine and leave in the refrigerator until chilled.
- To serve, layer the fruits into glasses and pour the wine mixture over top of the fruit.