There’s nothing quite like a pitcher of sangria on a sunny summer afternoon among friends. Wine, fruit, and ice. Truly summer perfection. I love experimenting with different wines and fruit combinations throughout the summer. This first recipe kicks off the sangria section of the blog in a way that is truly as delicious and refreshing as it is gorgeous and festive. And the best part is, it is an “instant” sangria. You don’t have to let it soak overnight. In fact, don’t, or you will loose all of the bubbly goodness. And we all need bubbly goodness.

Sparkling rosé wine, limoncello, and a combination of blueberries, strawberries and lemon slices make this sangria perfect for your Fourth of July BBQ with family and friends. Pour all of the ingredients together in a pitcher and serve over ice. I love the flavor profile combination of the dry yet fruity notes of the rosé and the tartness and booziness of the limoncello. 

The Palette. Sparkling rosé, limoncello, blueberries, strawberries, apple (optional) and lemon.

The Palette. Sparkling rosé, limoncello, blueberries, strawberries, apple (optional) and lemon.

Putting fruit into the pitcher. 

Putting fruit into the pitcher. 

Pouring limoncello. 

Pouring limoncello. 

Pouring sparkling rosé - aka bubbly goodness. 

Pouring sparkling rosé – aka bubbly goodness. 

Summertime bubbly goodness.

Serve over ice. Lemon wheel garnish.

Serve over ice. Lemon wheel garnish.

Fourth of July Sangria

Makes one pitcher.

  • 1 bottle sparkling rose wine
  • 1 cup limoncello
  • wheel slices of 1 lemon.
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced.
  • 1 cup blueberries.
  • 1 apple sliced, optional.

Place berries and apple in pitcher. The apple is optional added crunch to the sangria, but you can go with just the berries too. Pour in one cup limoncello. Pour in slowly the bubbly rose wine. Fill cups with ice and lemon wheel garnish. Pour in sangria. 

Sip with friends. Feel free to add festive straws and napkins for added celebration.

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