Rosé Summer Sangria with Berries
Refreshing Rosé Summer Sangria perfect for cooling off in the summer heat. Wow your guests and serve up this easy rosé sangria recipe at your next party!
Rosé Summer Sangria With Berries
Summer is all about relaxing with a good book in one hand and a cold drink in the other. Or Maybe even a drink in both hands if it’s been one of those days. The more fruity and cute the drink is, the more I feel in that summer mode. Don’t ask why, that’s just how it is for me, and I go with it.
The freshness of summer berries makes for the perfect refreshing cocktail. My love for berries and rosé wine is what lead me to make this amazing Rosé Summer Sangria With Berries.
An Easy Rosé Sangria
I love making fun cocktails with wine, but I always hate fighting with wine bottle opener to get the cork out, and breaking at least one nail trying to remove the foil first.
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This opener is seriously life-changing for any regular wine drinker and totally worth the money.
What is Sangria?
A traditional sangria is actually a Spanish drink made with red wine, fruit, orange juice, and brandy. The mix of juices and wine gives it a deep red color and is part of how it got the name sangria. It comes from the Spanish word “sangre” which means blood.
Since it’s origin, the drink has been adapted and customized over and over to make a whole variety of sangria drinks. You can now find both red and white sangrias, made with all different kinds of juices and wines.
The main components you need to make a sangria of some sort is wine, fresh fruit, juice, and either rum or brandy.
How to Choose the Perfect Rosé
So, first things first, you’ll want to pick out the perfect bottle of rosé for this summer sangria. How do you do that? Heres how:
- Rosé runs from sweet to dry, depending on where it’s from and what the base is.
- Rosé made from pinot noir (what’s used in this recipe) is a dry rosé, and ones with a Riesling or Moscato base are sweeter
- Choosing rosé from Oregon usually a good choice for a decent bottle at a cheaper price.
- Most rosé made in California is on the sweeter side.
How To Make A Summer Sangria
Now, the alcohol maybe what draws you to this recipe, but once you try it, it’s the fresh berries (and probably the alcohol) that will keep you coming back for more.
Once all the liquids are mixed together, you drop in some of your favorite fresh summer berries. We used strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, and it was perfect!
Rosé Sangria Recipe with Berries
All the berries make this sangria look just as good as it tastes! The blueberries tend to settle at the bottom, so you might want to give the drink a good gentle stir before pouring.
Summer’s Most Refreshing Sangria Recipe
Once all the liquids are mixed, and the berries are put in, you’re ready to pour yourself a big glass of the perfect rosé summer sangria. In no time you’ll be feeling the summer relaxation set in.
These drinks, while beautiful and innocent in appearance, can be misleading. I will warn that this is a pretty strong drink. Of course, you can adjust the amount of alcohol for your preference, but if you follow the recipe remember to drink responsibly.
How To Serve A Summer Sangria
These drinks are a cocktail great for serving at any party or gathering. They can be perfectly paired with a number of summer recipes, like Asparagus Pasta Salad, and Grilled Orange Fig Glazed Turkey Burgers, or grilled lemon dill salmon and grilled peppers with goat cheese.
Don’t forget to finish the night off with something sweet! This Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie is always a crowd pleaser!
Your New Favorite Summer Cocktail – Rosé Summer Sangria
Don’t waste any more time, go and mix up a few of these summer sangria drinks and enjoy the rest of your summer day. We all deserve it right?
You won’t regret having a pitcher of these in your fridge all summer long!
What’s your favorite summer libation?
Rosé Summer Sangria with Berries
- 1 bottle (750ml) rosé
- 2½ cups white cran-strawberry juice
- 2 cups white rum (can be adjusted to your preference)
- 1/2 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir gently to mix. Refrigerate until serving.
- When ready to serve, give the pitcher another gentle stir and pour into glasses over ice, if desired.
- You may want to reserve some fruit to add to glasses when serving.
- This recipe can easily be halved. Just be sure to re-cork the rosé and store in the refrigerator.
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