This Rosè Sangria is so delicious with strawberries and raspberries, you’re going to need to make two bottles worth!
This post is going to be short and sweet. I mentioned it today over on Sidewalk Shoes, but I’ve had 3 photography sessions in 3 days for Pamela Greer Photography, and I have about 200+ photos to edit! Luckily this post about Rosè Sangria will practically write itself! We had company this weekend, my stepson and his wife and their adorable puppy came to Chattanooga for a visit. I explained to them that I had to make a cocktail on Saturday for Tipsy Tuesday and they, being the troopers that they are, were all ready to do whatever needed to be done. If I needed them to drink a cocktail or two, they were all for it! Since I didn’t want to be making 4 individual cocktails, a pitcher of something sounded like the way to go. It was 95 degrees outside, so we needed something light and fruity that just screamed summer.
Hello, Rosè Sangria. Light, fruity, super easy and unbelievably drinkable! I had googled about 4 different Rosè Sangria recipes and what I learned was that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Everyone had their own little twist. Some added a simple syrup, some didn’t. Some added brandy and some added Cointreau. Even the fruit used varied from site to site. Since I was using a Rosè wine, I wanted to keep it all red, and since I had just done a 3 hour newborn photo shoot that morning I wanted to keep it simple. Let me just say that the longer you let the fruit sit in the wine the better. We only let it rest for about 30 minutes, but as we drank it, it got better and better. As a matter of fact it got so good, that we finished it off and poured a bottle of Riesling onto the fruit and kept on going. It was only after a lively afternoon spent talking and sipping our wine, did we realize that we just drank two bottles of wine!
So, your takeaway from this is that you can use practically whatever fruit you like, the longer you let it steep the better, and you might want to have a second bottle of wine chilling, or get a larger pitcher and just start with two bottles!
- 1 bottle of Rosè wine, chilled
- 2 cups hulled and quartered strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 lemon thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup Triple Sec
- mint sprigs for garnish
- Place all ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. Place in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours for the flavors to blend.
- Serve over ice, garnished with a mint sprig.
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Thanks to everyone that linked up last week! The link with the most clicks was the Strawberry Whiskey Sour from Karen’s Kitchen Stories.
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