Refreshing Rosé Sangria
This light and refreshing rosé sangria captures summer in a pitcher and is perfect for any occasion. With the bright colors of fresh lemons, oranges, strawberries, and raspberries, it's as beautiful as it is tasty. It's easy to mix up ahead of time so all you have to do when the time comes is sit back and pour!
There are plenty of reasons to love sangria. This popular wine-based cocktail is a light and fruity tasting drink with the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. It's also visually pretty with vibrant fruit chunks layered and submerged in wine and liqueur. This cheerful drink is perfect for parties because it can be made in a big batch ahead of time and is easy to refill. You don't have to wait for a special occasion though, this drink is also perfect for simply sipping in the sun.
Rosé wine works wonderfully in this fruity sangria recipe. We love a dry rosé because it balances out the sweetness of the fruit, but any rosé will work. The triple sec adds its distinctly citrus flavor and when combined with the fruit, makes the most delicate, juicy, and delicious drink. It's so easy to make with just a few ingredients; stir together and that's it! Like most sangrias, it's best made ahead so the flavors have time to develop. Serve it chilled in a glass pitcher with an optional splash of sparkling water to give it a lively bubble. It won't be long before you'll be running back to the kitchen to mix up more!
How to make rosé sangria
Rosé sangria tastes refreshing, looks beautiful, and is easy to make in just three simple steps:
- Add all the fruit (orange, lemon, strawberries, and raspberries) to a large pitcher.
- Pour in the triple sec, followed by the rosé wine the refrigerate it for 1-4* hours.
- Pour the sangria into glasses and top with sparkling water, if desired.
*Note: don't let the rosé sangria sit in the fridge for longer than 4 hours or the fruit will start to change texture. It's still safe to drink, but the fruit won't taste as nice so you'll want to strain the fruit. Quick Tip: blend the soft fruit and use it to make a fruity margarita!
The full recipe instructions are in the recipe card below.
What you'll need to make a rosé sangria
We love the bright colors and flavors from fresh fruit in this rosé sangria. To make it, you'll need just a few ingredients:
- Rosé wine – a dry rosé wine to help balance out the sweetness.
- Triple sec – adds its distinctly citrus-orange flavor.
- Fresh fruit – we went for orange, lemon, strawberries, and raspberries for their sweet and tart combination of flavors, but see our variation ideas below.
- Mint – adds a wonderful freshness.
If you have a glass pitcher, you'll want to pull it out for this recipe. It's too beautiful not to show off all the rosy-orange hues!
Sangria variations to try
We love rosé sangria and all its variations using fresh fruit and herbs that are in season. Here are some ideas to mix up this rosé wine version:
- Switch up the berries – any seasonal berries like blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, or white raspberries will add their own unique flavor.
- Mix up the citrus – if blood oranges are available, they look incredible. Grapefruit and lime are also interesting variations.
- Try a different liqueur – you could use equal amounts of another orange flavored liqueur like grand marnier, cointreau, or curaçao. In a pinch, or for an hard alcohol-free option, you could use orange extract with some fresh orange zest.
- Try using basil – basil or thai basil would change the taste but is wonderful substitution for mint.
Rosè Sangria: Frequently Asked Questions
You could use a dry white wine instead of rosé. It will change the flavor slightly but it will still be delicious.
Definitely! It's best made ahead and allowed to sit in the fridge for 1-4 hours.
We recommend not letting it sit for more than 4 hours in the fridge because the texture of the fruit will change. If you happen to have leftovers, simply strain out the fruit when you pour it into your glass.
Fresh berries keep their texture better than frozen ones but in a pinch, frozen will work.
How to serve rosé sangria
From casual backyard barbecues, baby and bridal showers, or festive gatherings, this rosé sangria recipe is perfect for serving at parties year-round. Make a double batch and serve this easy and elegant party drink with some of our favorite crowd-pleasing appetizers like cheesy roasted garlic artichoke dip, baked coconut shrimp, or chimichurri steak bites.
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Refreshing Rosé Sangria
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- 1 naval orange, sliced
- 1 medium lemon, sliced
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- ½ cup mint leaves
- ½ cup Triple Sec
- 1 750 ml bottle rosé wine
- Optional: sparkling water, to serve
- Add the orange slices, lemon, strawberries, raspberries, and mint to a large pitcher.1 naval orange, 1 medium lemon, 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1 cup raspberries, ½ cup mint leaves
- Pour the Triple Sec into the pitcher then add the rosé wine. Refrigerate the pitcher for 1-4 hours to let the flavors blend together.½ cup Triple Sec, 1 750 ml bottle rosé wine
- Pour the rosé sangria into ice-filled glasses then top with a little sparkling water, if you'd like.