Strawberry Lemonade Sangria | Nik Snacks | #JuneteenthCookout2021

Join me in celebrating Juneteenth by checking out the list of contributors to the 2021 Juneteenth Virtual Cookout down below. 40+ black creators contributed to this collaborative menu as a Freedom Day tribute. 

Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day, the final emancipation of those enslaved in the US back in 1865. Join in, share, and help us continue the legacy of celebrating progress. Additionally, you can easily follow each participant by using the hashtag #JuneteenthCookout2021 on Instagram.

Watermelon Ice Pops  by A Girl Called Adri

Juneteenth Soul Rolls by Black Girls Who Brunch

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits with Roasted Strawberries by Britney Breaks Bread

Strawberry Collins by Brownbelle

Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls by Butter Be Ready

Red Hot Pepper Shrimps by Chef and Steward

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins by Chef Curl Ardee

Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake by Chenée Today

Vegan Ranch Style Beans by Collards Are The Old Kale

Jamaican Jerk BBQ Ribs by Cooks with Soul

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw by Crumb-Snatched

Strawberry-Basil Sorbet by D.M.R. Fine Foods

Red Velvet Layer Cake with Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Dash of Jazz

Red Velvet Cookies by Dish It With Tisha

Brisket Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes by Dude That Cookz

BBQ Baked Beans by Food Fidelity

Black Eyed Pea Salad by FoodLoveTog

Harissa Honey Roasted Vegetable Skewers by Geo’s Table

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler (Vegan) by Good Food Baddie

Crispy Gluten-free Baked BBQ Chicken Wings by Gristle and Gossip

Summer Watermelon Fizz by Handy Chef

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad by Heal Me Delicious

Smoky Party Style Jollof Rice by Immaculate Ruemu

Crab Boil & Garlic Butter Sauce by Jamieson Diaries

Tamarind BBQ Wings by Just Add Hot Sauce

Hibiscus Rum Punch by Kenneth Temple

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Lenox Bakery

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Mash & Spread

Grilled Hot Links & Chow Chow by Meiko And The Dish

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria by Nik Snacks

Brown Sugar Caramel No-Churn Ice Cream by Open Invitation Entertainment

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail by Orchids + Sweet Tea

Lemon Meringue Tart by Peaches 2 Peaches

Spicy Shrimp Creole by Pink Owl Kitchen

Strawberry Crunch Cake Brownies by Razzle Dazzle Life

Grilled Maque Choux Salad by Savor and Sage

Savannah Red Rice by Seasoned To Taste

Country Style Potato Salad by Sense & Edibility

Deviled Eggs by Slight Kitchen Werk

Rum Punch by Sweet & Sorrel

Mint Julep by Sweet Tea + Thyme

Almond Peach Cake by That Green Lyfe

Strawberry Cobbler Galette by The Dana Renée Way

Strawberry Baby Back Ribs by This Worthey Life

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria is my contribution to the Juneteenth Cookout Celebration!
Lemoncello, rosé, lemonade & a fresh strawberry pureé tinged with vodka will help usher in the next season of summmer and the day melt away as you remember that #BlackLivesMatter as you sip on this at home or at your social gathering.

Red drinks are an essential culinary part of Juneteenth celebrations. The tradition connects Black folks to the past and helps mold our future declarations of Black joy. Sangria means "blood" which is the symbol for the blood shed prior to emancipation back in 1865. Drinking the red sangria in celebration is a testament to our resilience and pride.

Summer is right around the corner and hopefully this sangria recipe will help remind you that #BreonnaTaylor deserves justice. It's also a great way to use up summer's bounty before it's time to start protesting silently, violently or with your wallets.


Pour your favorite light-bodied wine for this. When something is deemed light-bodied, it refers to the mouthfeel of the liquid. Think of water. Water is light-bodied, coffee with cream is medium-bodied and homemade hot chocolate is heavy.

Whether it's Rosé, Riesling or an aggressively oaky Chardonnay, it pairs perfectly with anti-racism & allyship.

The acidity and brightness of citrus and sweetness from the strawberry pairs with nearly every wine and spirit combination. To continue with the Juneteenth theme, raspberries, cherries, pomegranate, watermelon and red grapes can be used.

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria | Nik Snacks

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria | Nik Snacks

Author: Nikki Miller-Ka of Nik Snacks
Prep time: 10 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of Rosé or other light-bodied white or blush wine
  • 2 cups lemoncello 
  • 1 cup 100 proof vodka 
  • 1 cup fresh strawberry pureé (optional: strain to remove seeds) 
  • 2 pints (4 cups) lemonade Ice
  • Hulled and quartered strawberries, for garnish
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Ice


  1. Combine all the ingredients except the ice in a pitcher; Add hulled  strawberries designated for garnish, if using. Stir.  
  2. Allow sangria to sit at least one hour in the refrigerator. Overnight is best. 
  3. Add lemon slices desinated for garnish to pitcher.
  4. Stir in ice just before serving or pour over ice into each glass.
  5. Enjoy!
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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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