Drinks | July 1, 2017

Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer

A few weeks ago Des and I attended an event in Los Angeles. We had a chat about how there are drink people and non-drink people. Drink people always have a drink nearby, always offer a drink to guests, and love drinks.  Non-drink people, well, don’t.  I’m definitely a drink person. A special recipe for a holiday or party is always on my list, and this Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer with Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider is no exception.

three cups of Red White & Blueberry Spritzer surrounded by crushed ice

4th of July

I love Independence Day.  I love our country and I love celebrating how great we are.  In addition to my patriotism, I really love backyard BBQs, warm nights filled with fireworks, and being surrounded by people I love. So when I brainstormed this recipe I knew it would be really patriotic. I added strawberries, blueberries, and dragonfruit to represent the red, white and blue…and I added a splash of grapefruit juice and some Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider for some bubbly.

Red White & Blueberry Spritzer having martinelli's brand sparkling cider being poured into it

Martinelli’s For Every Occasion

I have really fond memories of toasting with Martinelli’s on Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.  As kids we always looked forward to that glass of sparkling cider on that special occasion.  I don’t drink alcohol, so it is still my go to for any celebration. Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider makes their product with 100% juice from U.S. grown fresh apples, so I love supporting products made in the USA.

Red White & Blueberry Spritzer on tray, with bottle of Martinelli's brand sparkling cider next to it
This special spritzer is the perfect pair for your 4th of July potluck.  Pair it with some Potato Salad, Lemon Lime Chicken, and cucumber salad for a really delicious spread. I always think that it is the details that make something extra special, and this Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer certainly fits that description. You and your family won’t be able to resist this beautiful drink!

 

Red White & Blueberry Spritzer on tray overhead shot. halved strawberries and blueberries around

This post was created in partnership with Martinelli’s. Although Martinelli’s is compensating me for my work, all opinions are my own.

Red White & Blueberry Spritzer served in 3 glasses with bottle of martinelli's nearby
Happy 4th of July! Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends, and lots of good food! If you are still on the hunt for some potluck items that will wow your guests – check out our list of winners.

5 from 1 vote
Red White & Blueberry Spritzer
Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This special spritzer is the perfect pair for your 4th of July potluck.

Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fourth of july spritzer
Servings: 4
Calories: 177 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 bottle Martinelli's Sparkling Cider
  • 1 pint strawberries sliced
  • 3 dragonfruit diced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 cups ice
Instructions
  1. In a carafe, layer ice, strawberries, dragonfruit, and blueberries,
  2. Pour in grapefruit juice and Martinelli's Sparkling Cider.
  3. Serve Immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer
Amount Per Serving (1 C)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 367mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 30g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 117.5%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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