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Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

Today me and the hubs are on the road. First, we are headed to Cleveland, my hometown…via car…yeah, I know, we’re crazy like that. But, we also have to go to Montreal as I have a conference to go to there so it will be nice to have a car. I’m so excited to spend time with my family there that I haven’t seen for a year! I’m not looking forward to the really long drive though. My husband has trained me well for long drives as we have driven from Florida to California a number of times now. Oi. I know.

Today, I have a fun and easy sangria recipe for you all that is perfect for your 4th of July BBQ! I’ve told you already how much I love me some sangria! My grocery store had a sale on strawberries and when I spotted a container packed with beautiful and perfect strawberries, I knew sangria just had to be made! Seriously, wine-soaked strawberries are freaking awesome!

Summer Sangria

You could also add some raspberries if you want to keep with the red, white, and blue theme! With all the fruit and triple sec, I thought this sangria was plenty sweet, but if you want add more sweetness, add some simple syrup.

Summer Sangria

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Summer Sangria

Yield: 7-8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 3 cups club soda
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • simple syrup (optional) (see note below)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir well and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

To prepare simple syrup, combine about a 1/2 cup sugar and a 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves. Mixture should thicken as it cools. Add as much syrup as you desire to sweeten the sangria.

Summer Sangria


41 Responses to “Summer Sangria”

  1. #
    Choc Chip Uru — June 28, 2012 at 5:43 am

    This is only the most beautiful drink in history my friend :D
    How do you do it?
    That star popping up all the time has me grinning!

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 28, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Looks wonderful! Sangria is one of my favorite drinks. I love how you cut the pineapple into a star.

  3. #
    Kelly @ My Love Affair with Running — June 28, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I love sangria and this recipe looks to good to pass up.
    Friday night cocktails here we come…. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — June 28, 2012 at 9:16 am

    This is so pretty, definitely the perfect summer party drink, or after work drink :) Super cute with the star shapes. For me the more fruit in the sangria the better.

  5. #
    Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey — June 28, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Sangria is one of my favorite summer drinks and this one looks so delicious :) I love all the different fruit in it….gorgeous…buzzed it!

  6. #
    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — June 28, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I adore the little pineapple star! And LOVE some good sangria. This looks great!!

  7. #
    ATasteOfMadness — June 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    This is such a gorgeous drink! I`m getting thirsty already!

  8. #
    Cucina49 — June 28, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    OK, that’s gorgeous! Love how colorful it is–and using starfruit is a great idea for added visual appeal.

  9. #
    Ramona — June 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Gorgeous drink!!! Have a safe and fabulous trip too. :)

  10. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — June 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    GIRL YOU ARE NOT FROM CLEVELAND. I’m from lakewood :) Whatt!! Beautiful sangria! Loving that little star :)

    • Stephanie replied: — July 1st, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

      GIRL, yes I am! lol! My family is from the Euclid and Mentor area!

  11. #
    Tiffany — June 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Oh this SCREAMS summer and so perfect for this heat wave we’re having here!

  12. #
    Amy @ fragrantvanillacake — June 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    What a beautiful sangria! This makes me want to make some, as it would be awesome with the heat we have been having here!

  13. #
    Liz — June 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I love sangria…and now I will always have to have a pineapple star in mine!! So darn cute!

  14. #
    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — June 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I love sangria in the summer! Your recipe looks great and your pineapple stars are SO cute!

  15. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — June 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    This is such a gorgeous and fun looking drink! I have a coworker and wife who are originally from Cleveland too. Where in Cleveland are you? I know, I don’t know it well, but I like asking for him because he always brightens up when I tell him where other friends are from ;)

    • Stephanie replied: — July 1st, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

      Hey Julie, I’m from the Euclid and Mentor area!

  16. #
    Alyssa — June 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Yum, yum, yum! I love this! It’s a spritzer, it’s sangria, it’s summery, I love it! Safe travels! My husband loves long road trips, but me, not so much. I hope you guys have fun!

  17. #
    Baker Street — June 29, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Oh yum! This is my kinda drink! Love that you filled it fruits! So pretty and delicious!

  18. #
    Kelly — June 29, 2012 at 8:46 am

    How cute is this summer sangria! Gorgeous!!

  19. #
    Peggy — June 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Love the beautiful fruits in here! Gonna keep it in mind for lounging around this weekend =) Have fun in Cleveland!

  20. #
    Anna @ hiddenponies — June 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

    So pretty, I love sangria! Have a great road trip :)

  21. #
    wok with ray — June 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Looks very refreshing and looks really gorgeous. Perfect for this cruel and hot summer. Have a good weekend! :)

  22. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Steph, this is one gorgeous sangria. I’m in love with the star shaped pinapple pieces- how clever!

    Girl, you can keep that drive. I have a hard time driving the 3 hours it takes to get to my grandparents. I have to pack snack, iPad, and reading material just to keep me entertained. Have fun with your family!

  23. #
    Ericka @Chef PickyKid and Me — June 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    The fruit in the Sangria looks so pretty!! I’ve recently started trying Sangria recipes and this looks like a good one! I’ll be making this one tomorrow! :)

  24. #
    Healthy Living Val — June 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Ohh gotta make some of this soon before strawberries are totally out of season. The pineapple star is the cutest as is the star straw.

  25. #
    Melissa Luck — June 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Hey there, Steph!!! This recipe looks great! Also, I hope that you & Sean have a wonderful & safe drive to Ohio. You truly are a bit nuts…I can’t stand long car rides! I might make this sangria next weekend to celebrate the holiday with my family! Thanks for sharing!

  26. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Your Sangria is the cutest! One (visible) pineapple star made the HUGE difference in look. REALLY cute and I love this!!! You drove from FL to California? Now that’s a long long drive! I used to enjoy road trips but now with two loud kids in the back…..maximum tolerance is shorten to 3-4 hours. LOL.

  27. #
    Carolyn — June 30, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Now that is my kind of cocktail! Love the star-shaped pineapple.

  28. #
    Beth Michelle — June 30, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Enjoy your road trip! This sangria is so so pretty. Love the fruit cut out in star shapes. So festive!!!

  29. #
    Kristi Rimkus — July 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

    My husband and I love road trips. He loves to drive and I love to watch the scenery go by. I hope you enjoyed your trip! I love this sangria. How cute are those stars!

  30. #
    Meghan — July 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    How did I miss this?? It looks fab & I love the star shaped pineapple! Love your first picture!


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