Cherry Blueberry Sparklers {Naturally Sweet}

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Cherry Blueberry Sparkler

It’s already July, and we can’t believe it’s almost time for the July 4th holiday!  The temperatures are at their height here in Indiana – the grass is dry and brown, and our garden is hanging on for dear life.

What better to do in the heat than sip on a cool drink?  Alex was inspired by the upcoming Independence day to create a red and blue themed drink — complete with champagne for a little sparkle!  It’s a play on a sangria (that delicious Spanish wine and fruit juice drink), but using blueberries and black cherries instead.

Pour in a little champagne, and you’ve got a delicious and refreshing way to beat the heat!

Blueberries are currently available at many of the local farmer’s markets here in Indiana. 

Cherry Blueberry Sparklers {Naturally Sweet}
Serves: 1 pitcher
What You Need
  • 8 ounces black cherries
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • ½ cup 100% cherry juice
  • ¼ cup honey (or a bit more, to taste)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 bottle cheap Prosecco Cava champagne, or other sparkling wine
What To Do
  1. Cut cherries in half and discard the seeds.
  2. In a pitcher, combine 1 bottle of white wine, ½ cup cherry juice, ¼ cup honey, and the juice of 1 lemon. Stir to combine. Add the cherries and 1 cup blueberries. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours to let the flavors meld.
  3. When serving, fill each glass with one half of the wine mixture, some of the fruit, and top of with sparkling wine.

10 Comments on “Cherry Blueberry Sparklers {Naturally Sweet}”

    1. Alex

      We found it in the grocery store right next to our house — Fresh Market. You could try health or natural foods stores that sometimes have them for their anti-oxidant benefits…

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