Berry Rose Sangria is sure to become your favourite Summer Patio sipper. Sweet, but not too sweet and full of ripe summer berries and a hint of berry liqueur. Add in your favourite chilled Rosé and soak up that summer sun!
In Spain, it’s traditional to have Sangria with tiny appetizers or tapas. Of course, it’s always a great idea to have a snack while drinking alcohol in the sun! I love to serve this Rose Sangria with Fresh Strawberry Basil Crostini or Homemade Creamy Whipped Feta.
Berry Rose Sangria
There is nothing like a cool glass of Rose Sangria in the summer sun. This super refreshing summer cocktail is easy to whip up the morning or night before your next patio session. Store the berry base in the fridge, then mix with a chilled bottle of rosé just before serving. The recipe says ‘serves 4’ but you do you.
Sangria is bound to become your patio drink of choice this summer. It’s delicious, refreshing, and is a great way to keep a crowd hydrated for a relatively small price tag. Let me know when you’re coming over and I’ll mix up a pitcher full of this stunning Berry Rose Sangria…
What is Sangria?
This thirst quenching chilled summer beverage is of unknown origin but highly regarded today as being Spanish. Traditionally, it is made using red wine (ususally Rioja), sweetened with sugar and sometimes orange juice. Sometimes sweet liqueur, brandy, or sparkling water.
Real Sangria should be made with a sweetened wine (no stronger that 12 % ABV) with the addition of local fruits such as peaches, pears, nectarines, berries, or apples.
The Sangria Law
This thirst quenching chilled summer beverage is of unknown origin but highly regarded today as being Spanish. This origin has been reinforced under the European Union Law which states that only Sangria for purchase originating in Spain or Portugal may be labelled as ‘Sangria’.
Other countries that sell Sangria must include the origin prior to the word ‘Sangria’. This law also outlines a specific definition of what ingredients a Spanish or Portuguese Sangria should contain.
So Many Ways to Make Sangria
The first four letters spell out ‘Sang’ which is very similar to the Spanish word for blood; Sangre. While my Sangria in this post is made with Rosé, the traditional Sangria would be made with a red Spanish wine, most likely a Rioja. In the most traditional form, Sangria would then be blood red.
Most Sangria enthusiasts play fast and loose with the traditional style of Sangria. Ingredients range from a variety of fruits, rosé or white wines (use a dry white for Sangria Blanca), brandy, sparkling water, and even flavoured liqueurs. When it comes to Sangria, you can live la vida loca!
How to Make Berry Rose Sangria
My Rose Sangria recipe requires a very weak simple syrup. To make simple syrup, add sugar and water together in a small pan. Bring the mixture up to a gentle simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
Once the syrup is off of the heat, add the fruit and lemon juice then allow to steep. After the berry syrup has cooled to room temperature add the Chambord or Creme de Cassis liqueur. You can store this mixture in the fridge for a few days or use it that evening.
To mix up the Sangria, combine the cooled berry mixture with your favourite chilled Rosé wine in a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Serve sangria with extra fresh raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
When we go camping I store the berry mixture in a mason jar and mix it by the glassful. It’s fabulous!
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- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup Chambord or Creme de Cassis liqueur
- 1 1/2 cups mixed berries (I used blueberries and strawberries)
- 1 (750 ml) bottle chilled dry rosé (I used a 2011 Charles Melton Rose of Virginia Rosé from the Barossa Valley. I probably didn't need to get that fancy)
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Add sugar and water together in a small pan.
- Bring up to a gentle simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and add the creme de cassis and berries.
- Let cool until room temperature then add to pitcher.
- Add chilled wine and lemon juice and cover.
- Chill until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 1g
Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.