Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria

May 23, 2019
Mix up a beautiful batch of Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria to enjoy during the 4th of July fireworks or Memorial Day festivities!  It's a perfect holiday sipper for the kids and grown-ups alike.
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Memorial Day and the 4th of July are almost upon us!  Who's like me and already thinking of their red, white, and blue recipes to serve up for the fireworks and pool-side 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.

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

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?

And honeydew melon first popped into my mind.

Even though its not bright white, I figured once mixed into the sangria along with blueberries and sliced strawberries, the honeydew stars would be light colored enough to pass as white.

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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 no worries ... I washed it before using it with the melon.

The sangria itself is a simple mix of white grape juice, seltzer water, and a little bit of fresh-squeezed orange juice.

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 the juices and seltzer water together in a large pitcher, and then toss in the honeydew stars, fresh blueberries, and fresh sliced strawberries ...

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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.  Then I slipped those onto small cocktail skewers ...

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And that's all it takes to mix up a beautiful batch of Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria to enjoy during the 4th of July fireworks and Memorial Day festivities!

It's a perfect holiday sipper perfect for the kids and grown-ups alike.

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Yield: 8 servings
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Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria

Mix up a beautiful batch of Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria to enjoy during the 4th of July fireworks or Memorial Day festivities! It's a perfect holiday sipper for the kids and grown-ups alike.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: total time: 20 M

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

instructions:

How to cook Red White & Blue Virgin White Sangria

  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.
TRACEY'S NOTES
  1. This is a great drink treat for the kiddos!
  2. 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}.
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You might also like these other red, white, & blue beauties:

Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Red White & Blue Italian Ice Floats
Triple Berry Fruit Salad with Vanilla Simple Syrup
Red White & Blue Cherry Almond Cookies

Breakfast Banana Splits



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7 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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  4. I pinned this one and will be making it! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle link party! This (along with your rum slush) will be one of my features tomorrow!

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  6. I just pinned this one, I love that the recipe is virgin! Hope you are having a good week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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