Mini solo cups filled with assorted berries and sangria jello with additional berries and a spoon.
Photography, Art Direction & Food Styling: Anthony Contrino

Red, white and blue day is almost upon us.  (I have to stop watching Sausage Party…)  If you’d like to be the poolside hero this Fourth, this recipe is for you.  Not only are these little guys cute and fun – they are tasty AF.  And, it literally takes 5 minutes to make them.  What better way to celebrate ‘Merica?!

Sangria Shooters

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 2 hours
Servings: 2 dozen


  • 1 pound mixed berries
  • 1 package cherry jello
  • 1 cup sangria or red wine
  • Mint, for garnish


  • Divide the berries amongst shot glass-sized plastic cups.
  • In a small saucepan, bring one cup of water to a boil.
  • Add the cherry jello powder and whisk to combine.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the sangria; whisk to combine.
  • Pour the liquid over the fruit.
  • Refrigerate the shooters until set, at least two hours.
  • Garnish with fresh mint.


I like to use blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Be sure to cut large berries, like strawberries, into smaller sized pieces.
Course: Cocktails
Author: Anthony Michael Contrino