Sangrias and Stripes: A Toast to America’s Birthday with Perfect Pairings! 

Hey there, party people! Get ready to light up the grill, rock some patriotic attire, and raise your glass, because the Fourth of July is just around the corner. As we gear up to celebrate American independence, it’s time to add a little extra flair to our culinary game. And what better way to do that than with some lip-smacking sangrias? Visit us at New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet to grab all the ingredients you need for some perfectly summery sangrias.  

Red, White, and Blue Sangria 

Let’s kick off your 4th of July celebration with a twist on traditional sangria. This is the sangria that screams patriotism. Picture this: fresh strawberries, juicy blueberries, and slices of crisp apple swimming in a bottle of red wine—and remember a splash of brandy and simple syrup to sweeten things up. Pop it in the fridge and let the flavors mingle. This refreshing and colorful concoction is the perfect partner for classic BBQ dishes like grilled burgers and ribs. Trust us—this sangria will steal the show! 


1 bottle of red wine (such as cabernet sauvignon or merlot) 

1/4 cup brandy 

1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated until dissolved, and cooled) 

1 cup sliced strawberries 

1 cup blueberries 

1 apple, cored and sliced 

Watermelon Rosé Sangria 

What’s summer without a juicy slice of watermelon? Take your 4th of July bash up a notch with the Watermelon Rosé Sangria. It’s a match made in cocktail heaven! Think of chilled rosé wine blended with freshly pureed watermelon, a squeeze of lime juice, and a touch of elderflower liqueur for a hint of sophistication. The result? A vibrant and fruity concoction that perfectly complements light and fresh dishes like grilled shrimp skewers or a vibrant summer salad. Get ready to sip on the essence of summer with this refreshing and Instagram-worthy sangria! 


1 bottle of rosé wine 

2 cups fresh watermelon, seeded and pureed 

Juice of 1 lime 

1/4 cup elderflower liqueur 

Berry Mint Sangria 

Tantalize your taste buds with the Berry Mint Sangria—a flavor explosion that combines the tangy goodness of mixed berries with the refreshing kick of aromatic mint. We’re talking muddled strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and a handful of fresh mint leaves, all dancing together in a pitcher of your favorite red wine. Add a splash of orange liqueur for that extra zing. Give it a few hours for the flavors to meld together, then serve this delectable concoction over ice. Pair it with classic 4th of July desserts like homemade apple pie or a luscious berry trifle, and you’ve got a winning combination! 


1 bottle of red wine (such as malbec or zinfandel) 

1/4 cup orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau) 

1/4 cup simple syrup 

1 cup sliced strawberries 

1 cup raspberries 

1 cup blackberries 

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves 

Sliced oranges for garnish 

Now it’s time to embrace the celebratory vibes and whip up these sangrias for your 4th of July feast. Cheers to good company, great drinks, and unforgettable flavors!