Updated: Feb 21, 2019
Enjoy sipping the fresh flavors of summer and have fun celebrating the 4th of July (or any summer gathering) with this delightfully simple Patriotic Cocktail! All decked out in red, white and blue it can easily be made into mocktail - just sub out the wine for a low calorie lemonade! Nothing says summer like sipping on a fresh fruit concoction and once you discover how easy it is to create you might find yourself looking for more occasions to whip up a batch!
5-6 large strawberries, halved
1 C watermelon, cubed
1/2 apple (choose your favorite!)
1/2 C blueberries
1 bottle of your favorite white or red wine
6oz. of club soda or ginger ale (use 1/2 a 120z. can or bottle)
Fresh sprig of mint (optional)
Fresh lime wedge
Prepare fruit by washing and removing the stems from strawberries and slicing each berry lengthwise and put them in a large pitcher.
Next slice and cube watermelon into squares, add to pitcher.
Remove skin from the apple and core, then slice lengthwise into large circles. Using a start shaped cookie cutter (or you can do it free hand with a small pairing knife) make star shaped apple wedges, add to pitcher.
Wash blueberries and add them to the pitcher.
Pour wine (or lemonade!) into the pitcher (1/2 or full bottle depending on how large your pitcher is - be sure and save 1/3 space to top with club soda or ginger ale!)
Top with 6oz. of club soda or ginger ale for a bit of extra kick.
Serve with a sprig of fresh mint or lime wedge for a bit of decoration and added flavor flair!
Additional add in ideas: for cocktails you can add a bit of rum, brandy or vodka and for mocktails try adding a bit of cranberry juice - yum!
Sip and Enjoy!