With warm weather just around the corner, rosé season is in sight! Whether or not you abide by the rosé all day mantra during the warmer months, rosé sangria is a fun twist on the classic. This rosé sangria recipe is a light, crisp, and easy spring and summer cocktail recipe to make for a crowd. It’s also a bit boozy but doesn’t taste like it, which in my opinion is the best kind of cocktail.
If you’ve always enjoyed drinking sangria, but weren’t sure how to make sangria, this easy batch cocktail recipe is for you! This rosé sangria with berries is made using a bottle of your favorite rosé wine, orange liqueur, brandy, a little sugar, and is loaded with strawberries, raspberries, and oranges. If you want to make your batch of sangria refined sugar free, I’ve outlined how you can do so below.
I hope you enjoy this summer sangria recipe! We’ll definitely be sipping on this all summer long.
TELL ME ABOUT THIS ROSE SANGRIA RECIPE
Level of difficulty: Sangria is an easy cocktail to make. A little measuring, a little stirring, and minimal chopping and slicing of your fruit.
Flavor: This rosé sangria recipe is light, crisp, and refreshing with a bright citrusy and berry flavor profile.
Time: While it only takes about 5 minutes to prep and mix up your rosé sangria, overall time for this recipe is 1+ hours because it needs to chill for at least an hour to infuse the fresh fruit flavors into this cocktail.
KEY INGREDIENTS FOR ROSE SANGRIA
Rosé Wine: a robust, darker-hued rosé is the best rosé wine for sangria (more info below)
Orange Liqueur: you can use any orange liqueur you’d like. We’ve personally been using Grand Marnier, but you could also use popular orange liqueurs like Cointreau or Triple Sec.
Brandy: brandy is a liquor made by distilling wine, making it a great add-in for sangria
Sugar: this rosé sangria recipe has just enough sugar included to add the sweetness you want without going overboard and loading your drink with lots of added sugar
Berries: this rosé sangria recipe features fresh strawberries and raspberries, making it the best summer sangria! But feel free to have some fun with this and add in other fruits like blueberries or blackberries to your batch of sangria. You could also get wild and try peaches!
Oranges: fresh orange slices are a classic sangria ingredient
OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE ROSE SANGRIA
In a large pitcher or container combine the brandy, orange liqueur, and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Add in the wine, orange slices, and berries.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. I recommend letting your sangria chill for at least a few hours to let the fruit "marinate".
Distribute among glasses with ice to serve. Option to top with sparkling water if desired.
TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING ROSE SANGRIA
What is the best rosé wine to use for sangria? Because sangria generally has a lot of flavorful elements, you want to use a rose that has enough body to hold it’s own in this drink. Look for a more robust rosé that is darker in color (versus it’s very pale counterparts) for your sangria. I’ve personally been loving using the Apothic Rosé in this recipe.
How do I make this sangria recipe refined sugar free? If you are working to keep refined sugars out of your diet, you can still enjoy this sangria recipe with one small swap! In place of the ¼ cup of granulated sugar, use 2 Tablespoons of agave syrup. Now you have a refined-sugar free cocktail you can sip on all summer long - whoo hoo!
Can I make this into a sparkling rosé sangria? I personally like my sangria on the boozy side, but I know a lot of people want a super light and bubbly rosé sangria for the summertime. This is easy to accomplish by topping your glass of rosé sangria with sparkling water to your liking! You can use plain sparkling water or a flavored sparkling water. This rosé sangria would taste great topped with orange, lemon, or tangerine sparkling water too.
Can I make this rosé sangria recipe for a crowd? Of course! You can easily double (or triple) this summer sangria recipe for a great party drink! You’ll just need to find a large enough container to mix and serve this in if making for a crowd. This would be a great large batch cocktail recipe for a summer BBQ, girls night, or your next family gathering.
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