- 1 bottle of dry rosé wine, cold
- 1/4 cup triple sec or orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Mariner
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 lemon slices with rind
- 4 orange slices with rind
- 3/4 cup strawberries, stemmed, cut into thick slices
- Club soda or sparkling water
- Ice cubes
- Mint leaves, to serve, for color
- Don't add too much fruit from the start, as you might run out of pitcher space for the wine after you add ice.
- You can use sugar and stir it with the rest of the ingredients. Or use a simple sugar syrup that can be made ahead. The syrup dissolves much better and is what we use.
Make the simple syrup:
- Combine the sugar with 1/3 cup of water in a small saucepan.
- Stir to moisten and cook over medium heat, without stirring, until it breaks to a boil. Remove and let cool completely.
- Keep refrigerated in an airtight jar or bottle. It keeps indefinitely.
For the sangria:
- Have a large pitcher (8 cups or more) ready.
- Add the lemon and orange slices and some ice cubes.
- Add the whole bottle of wine and the liqueur. Stir a few times.
- Add about 1/4 cup of simple syrup and half the strawberry slices.
- Add more ice and club soda to almost fill the pitcher.
- Stir the sangria and check the sweetness. Add more syrup if needed and consider that the fruit will release juice with the passing hours.
- Serve in glasses with strawberry slices, orange slices and mint leaves.
Type of rose wine to use: a dry rosé wine is the best option if adding a sweetener (sugar, syrup, honey) as this recipe calls for. If you use a late harvest sweeter rosé wine, omit all or part of the sugar. Sangría is fruity and sweet, but the wine must have a strong presence.
Without the fruit: use a sieve to drain the liquid and pass it to a sealed jar or bottle. Refrigerate the sweet wine but discard the fruit (or eat it). This is my first recommendation if storing it for a few days. Fruit ferments quickly, and there's a good chance the sangria was left outside or at room temperature before you store leftovers. So the fruit will already be heavily macerated.
With fruit: if you store it with fruit because you'll be drinking it again soon, smell and taste it before serving to ensure it's not fermented.
Airtight container, mason jar or bottle: they will seal in the wine mixture and help preserve it.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Mixing
Keywords: rose wine sangria