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
What You Need
1 bottle dry white wine
1 bottle cheap prosecco cava champagne, or other sparkling wine
8 ounces black cherries
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup 100% cherry juice
1/4 cup honey (or a bit more, to taste)
What To Do
1 Cut cherries in half; discard the seeds.
2 In a pitcher, combine 1 bottle of white wine, 1/2 cup cherry juice, 1/4 cup honey, and the juice of 1 lemon. Stir to combine. Add the cherries and 1 cup blueberries. Place the pitcher in a fridge for 2-4 hours to let the flavors combine.
3 When serving, fill each glass with one half of the wine mixture, some of the fruit, and top of with some sparkling wine.