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Cherry Blueberry Sparklers {Naturally Sweet}

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}
 
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Makes: 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.

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    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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