Looking for the perfect summer drink recipe to impress your family and friends? You can’t go wrong with sangria. It’s the epitome of a light, fruity, and refreshing beverage bursting with color and citrus flavors. To spice things up, make your next batch of sangria with rosé instead of red or white wine. Delicious on its own and a great pair for various summer dishes, rosé sangria is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering.
What Is Rosé Sangria?
Sangria is a wine-based punch that has been a signature drink in Spanish culture for centuries. The only difference between rosé sangria and traditional sangria is that it’s made with rosé instead of red or white wine. Whether you plan to serve it at an elegant outdoor dinner party or sip on a glass while lounging poolside, rosé sangria is the perfect addition to the summer season.
4 Ingredients You Need to Make the Perfect Sangria
Most red and white wine sangria recipes call for the same few ingredients: wine, brandy, sliced fruit, and sugar. The same goes for rosé sangria. Here are the key ingredients you need to make this delicious summer drink:
- Sliced fruit
While orange and lemon slices are staples for sangria recipes, you can include any of the following fruits:
How to Make Rosé Sangria
We might be biased, but this homemade rosé sangria recipe makes one of the best rosé drinks you can find. If you want to add a little flare to a centuries-old Spanish beverage, follow this five-step guide below.
Step 1: Slice and chop the fruit. Leave the skin on.
Step 2: Add the fruit slices to a pitcher, mix them with a few tablespoons of sugar, and let the mixture sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. This process—called maceration—allows time for the sugar to soak into the fruit and bring out all the flavors.
Step 3: Pour the rosé and brandy into the pitcher, and mix the ingredients.
Step 4: Put the pitcher in the refrigerator for about four hours.
Step 5: Pour the sangria into glasses, and it’s ready to serve!
Optional: Fill the glasses with ice, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
What’s the Best Wine or Alcohol to Use for Rosé Sangria?
The main ingredient you need to make the best glass of rosé sangria is rosé. You can use either sparkling or non-sparkling. Since the rosé is combined with fruit, sugar, and liquor, you can get by using a cheaper bottle. Just make sure it tastes good on its own and isn’t too sweet or too dry.
Next, you’ll need a bottle of brandy. If you have cognac on hand, we recommend using that. Some recipes even call for Grand Marnier, which is a combination of brandy and orange liqueur.
Make Rosé Sangria Your Signature Summer Drink
Every rosé sangria starts with the perfect bottle of rosé. Whether you prefer sweet or dry, sparkling or brut, The Wine Cellar Group has the right bottle for you. Here are a few bottles from our Cellar Collection that are sure to make a delicious batch of rosé:
- Il Casato Rosé
- Amore Organic Rosé
- Curious Rosé
- Maison de Madeleine Brut Rosé
- Les Alliés Petillant Naturel Rosé
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