Perfect for entertaining and the summer days ahead, this rosé sangria takes the best parts of traditional Spanish sangria with a summery, light twist.
It was a pretty productive weekend. In addition to the usual (laundry, meal planning, lunches, etc.), I put together a closet, bedside table, and desk for Shay. We (finally) got rid of her nursing chair/rocks (I know, time), the old dresser that was falling apart, and the old bookcase that we didn’t really have a purpose for now that she mostly reads chapter books. from the library. My big girl’s room got a little makeover. My fingers hurt and my back hurts from all the lifting and hard work.
On top of all that, I’m looking forward to Memorial Day weekend next weekend. It’s kind of crazy that it’s on us. Official launch in the summer and man am I ready for it! Beach, boat ride, pool and sunshine…let’s go! Also, this is the start of our busy time of year in terms of hosting guests. We love it, and this rose sangria recipe is perfect for pre-party entertaining.
REGISTER FOR THIS RECIPE
- Entertainment. If you’re hosting a group, this is a recipe to make ahead of time (for best results) or even a day in advance. Allowing the fruit to infuse the wine and vodka results in a fruit drink that’s perfect for special occasions… or just because. You can make this in large batches and make it a quintessential summer cocktail. This cocktail is also perfect for a girl’s night out.
- summer When it comes to wine, there’s nothing more summery than rosé. It’s crisp, mildly sweet, floral and has a lovely pink hue. I would never say no to a glass of frosty rosé on a hot summer day, and I bet you wouldn’t either. This recipe features fresh summer berries, fragrant mint and crisp apples. Get a summer holiday!
- Sangria lovers. A traditional wine punch popular in Spain, I love the summery twist on pink sangria. Unlike many cocktails, this recipe is only lightly sweetened with very little added sugar. Most of the flavor comes from the fruitiness of the fruit and quality rosé wine. With minimal effort and preparation for a crowd, this is a refreshing cocktail that will quickly become a fan favorite.
KEY INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
- Pink wine. I prefer the crisp, floral flavor to the rosé to make this drink super refreshing. That said, you can certainly use a dry bottle of rose wine with a delicate aroma, sweet wine or any wine. dry wine (red or white for white wine sangria or red wine sangria), you can swap varieties without any problems. There’s something about pink and its signature pink color that is so, so fun. Ultimately, you want to use a quality rosé, but the flavors of the fruit will permeate the wine and the sweetness of the fruit will add a lot of flavor.
- Vodka. You can use more or less vodka as you prefer. You can also use a sweeter spirit, such as triple sec or grand marnier. There really are no rules here.
- Lemon juice. The citrus balances the sweetness of the fruit, wine and added sugar to create a depth of flavor. While it is both traditional and recommended, you can use more or less depending on your preference…or leave it out altogether.
- Berries. You can use any combination of berries you prefer or use different fruits entirely. I used sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, but blackberries or any combination of the above works great. Feel free to adjust the number of berries up or down based on your preference.
- Apple: I think apples are my favorite fruit in sangria, and the same goes for this easy pink sangria recipe. The crisp apples soak up the wine and vodka while retaining their crunch. Feel free to omit or swap out the orange or lemon wedges to add more variety of fresh fruit or add a little extra tartness. It all comes down to personal preference
- honey You can swap out any sweetener of your choice, such as sugar or simple syrup, and adjust up or down depending on taste preference and the sweetness of the wine. You can also omit the sweetener altogether if you prefer something a little more tart.
- Mint: Don’t skip the fresh mint if you can help it. There is no great substitute for mint, and it helps bring the flavors together beautifully.
- Club soda. Rose and vodka are finished with sparkling, calorie-free soda or sparkling water. That said, you can use clear citrus soda if you prefer a sweet sangria. Good options include Sprite, 7up, Sierra Mist or Ginger ale. If you prefer to keep things fruitier or prefer less carbohydrate, you can use a combination of coffee or clear soda in addition to fresh fruit juice. eg pomegranate juice, pineapple juice or orange juice (I would avoid grapefruit juice. ) Note: This change will affect the color of the sangria.
- The alcohol content of this recipe is slightly lower than wine ounce-for-ounce (hence the larger serving), but each serving, as written, avoids 2 alcoholic drinks.
- Drink responsibly. This cocktail is perfect for a girls night out, book club, holiday weekend, Mother’s Day, and more. Enjoy…in moderation! Although alcohol is tasty, it has no nutritional value. However, the fruit adds some fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
- It’s all about balance.
DIFFERENCES, STORAGE AND TIPS
- Cover with plastic wrap before storing in the refrigerator.
- Place ice in individual glasses and top with sangria and soaked fruit.
- If you prefer, you can sprinkle the top of each prepared drink with orange liqueur or Grand Marnier.
- As mentioned above, use any combination of fruits you like.
1 (750 ml) bottle of rosé wine
½ cup (4 oz) vodka
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1 apple cored and sliced
6 fresh spring mints
2 cups of soda
- In a large pitcher, combine the rose, vodka, lemon juice, and honey. Mix until well combined.
- Add fruit and mint; stir to submerge fruit in water and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
- Stir in soda before serving over ice.
Serving size. 9 oz plus fruit
Amount per serving.
Calories. 250Total fat. 0 gSaturated fats. 0 gTrans fats. 0 gUnsaturated fats. 0 gCholesterol. 0 mgsodium. 12 mgCarbohydrates. 26.4 gfiber. 3.8 gsugar: 20.2 gprotein: 1.0 g
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