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Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria

Mix up a beautiful batch of 4th of July Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria to enjoy during the fireworks festivities!  It's a perfect holiday sipper for the kids and grown-ups alike.

Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria ~  Whip up a pitcher to enjoy during the 4th of July fireworks festivities!  It's a perfect holiday sipper for the kids and grown-ups alike.  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


The 4th of July is just one month away!  Who's like me and already thinking of their red, white, and blue recipes to serve up for the fireworks festivities?

Aside from Thanksgiving and Christmas, I think the 4th of July is the most fun holiday to cook for.  Because there are just so many simple ways to incorporate fun red, white, and blue foods into the menu.  Like our daughter's favorite Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites and Red White & Blue Italian Ice Floats.

Or, with this easy Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria.  Made even more fun and festive by including "white" fruit stars.

But as we all know, when it comes to available fruits that are truly white, we're pretty limited in our choices.  So when this red, white & blue sangria idea came to me, my first question became ~ What fruit to use for the "white" stars?
Honeydew melon first popped into my mind!

Honeydew Fruit Stars Image for the 4th of July

So I seeded and cut the melon into "planks" about 1/2-inch thick, and then used different sized star cutters to cut the melon flesh into stars.  The larger star cutter is a standard cookie cutter, and the smaller star I actually dug out of our daughter's Play-dough toys.  Hey, you've got to get creative and use what you've got, right??  But don't worry ... I washed it before using it with the melon.

If honeydew's not your thing, I think fresh pineapple slices would work for star cutting, as well.

The sangria itself is a simple mix of white grape juice, seltzer water, and a little bit of fresh-squeezed orange juice.  Mix these together in a large pitcher, and then toss in the honeydew stars, fresh blueberries, and fresh sliced strawberries ...

Making a batch of Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria ~  Whip up a pitcher to enjoy during the 4th of July fireworks festivities!  It's a perfect holiday sipper for the kids and grown-ups alike.

If you'd like, add a little fruit garnish to each glass for a little extra fun.  I reserved a few of the smaller honeydew stars, a few whole small strawberries, and a handful of the larger blueberries ... and slipped them onto small cocktail skewers ...

Garnish Image for Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria

And that's all it takes to mix up a beautiful batch of 4th of July Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria to enjoy during the fireworks festivities!  It's a perfect holiday sipper perfect for the kids and grown-ups alike.

Mix up a beautiful batch of 4th of July Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria to enjoy during the fireworks festivities!  It's a perfect holiday sipper for the kids and grown-ups alike.
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See us make this sangria:






Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 3 c. white grape juice, chilled
  • 4 c. seltzer water, chilled
  • 1/4 c. fresh squeezed orange juice {about 1 orange}
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • about 1 c. sliced fresh strawberries
Directions
  1. Cut honeydew melon in half; scoop out and discard seeds. Slice flesh into “planks” about ½-inch thick. Use various sized star cookie cutters to cut honeydew melon into star shapes. Reserve melon scraps for snacking or another use. {If you don’t want to make stars, just cut about half the honeydew melon into small cubes.}
  2. In a large pitcher, stir together white grape juice, orange juice, and seltzer. Add honeydew stars, blueberries, and strawberries. Stir gently to combine. Add some ice.
  3. Serve over ice.
NOTE:  If preparing in advance, hold out the seltzer water and strawberries, adding these just before serving {so that the seltzer doesn't lose its fizz and the strawberries don't lose their color}.

Enjoy!



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Please enjoy these other red, white, & blue beauties from The Kitchen is My Playground ...

Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Strawberry, Blueberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Red White & Blue Italian Ice Floats

Breakfast Banana Splits

Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria Image


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3 comments

  1. Oh this sounds yummy! It will make the perfect addition to my 4th of July BBQ... something special for the kiddos to drink! Thank you for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine

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  2. Perfect Party Sangria! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. This looks really good! I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing on the Inspire Me Monday link party!

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