Summer of Sangria – Berry Rose Sangria

A pitcher and three glasses full of Berry Rosé Sangria.

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!

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. 

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.

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.

Close up of a pitcher of Berry Rosé Sangria.

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.

A pitcher of red Sangria and berries sits on a glass table during a sunny day.

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.

A bowl of mixed berries waiting to be added to Sangria.

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!

A glass pitcher of Berry Rosé Sangria with a pair of heart shaped sunglasses.

How to Make Berry Rose Sangria

My Rose Sangria recipe requires a very weak simple syrup. To make absolutely sure the sugar dissolves into the water, it should be boiled for a few minutes. 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. In a large pitcher combine the cooled berry mixture with your favourite chilled Rosé wine. Stir to combine and it’s ready to serve with extra fresh raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

When we go camping I store it in a mason jar and mix it by the glassful. It’s fabulous! 

A pitcher and three glasses full of Berry Rosé Sangria.

Yep, those are my toes!

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…

Pin Berry Rose Sangria HERE.

Pinterest image of a deep red Sangria with berries.

 

Yield: serves 4

Berry Rose Sangria

Close up of a pitcher of Berry Rosé Sangria.

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!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    1. Add sugar and water together in a small pan.
    2. Bring up to a gentle simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
    3. Remove from heat and add the creme de cassis and berries.
    4. Let cool until room temperature then add to pitcher.
    5. Add chilled wine and lemon juice and cover.
    6. Chill until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

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.

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30 comments

  1. Natalie Browne

    Sangria is my favourite patio drink. My mother in law has an amazing recipe that she makes every time we stop by in the summer. I love the berries in this recipe. It sounds delicious and looks very refreshing 🙂

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  2. Lenny

    How very beautiful ,

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  3. foodisthebestshitever

    Damn I love a good sangria but I do not love it when the dog runs away 👍

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  4. Shareba (@InSearchOfYummy)

    I haven’t made a good sangria yet – I’ll have to try your recipe!

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  5. Jo-Anna

    Oh I love sangria – it’s the perfect summer drink! Sounds like you had a nice visit with your sister!

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    1. dishnthekitchen

      I sure did! Wish she lived closer 🙂

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  6. Ginni

    The Sangria looks delish and we make some every time we have a BBQ, but I love those sunglasses on the Sangria!

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  8. Julia

    What a great take on the classic sangria. I love the use of berries Bernice. It looks so refreshing and I bet it tastes just as great. I’m going to pin it to keep in mind for weekend entertaining this summer. Cheers!

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  9. Kelly Neil

    Oh nice! I haven’t had sangria in a long time because I find the red wine can sometimes be overpowering. This is such a pretty, lightened up version! Will be trying this for sure this summer.

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  10. JustineCelina

    Oh man — this looks amazing, Bernice! When this whole quarantine thing is over, I propose a backyard sangria party with the boys. Haha! Cheers!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Yes!! I’m down with that because you are the sangria queen!!

      Reply

  11. NANCY @Instanomss

    great idea to use up wine in the fridge! great for patio parties with myself!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      LOL I guess I’ve never had leftover wine in the fridge but yes, leftovers would work well with this recipe.

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  12. Cynthia Priest

    Maybe we should all make your sangria and drink it over Zoom (and maybe have a Zoom hangover). A sangria date. It looks refreshing!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      I’m down!! This weekend is supposed to be beautiful…perfect Sangria weather!

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  13. Kristen

    Yum, who doesn’t love a good sangria on a beautiful sunny day!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      You betcha!! Thanks for stopping by Kristen.

      Reply

  14. Colleen

    I need Sangria! Now that the weather is heating up here, this would be the perfect patio party drink (hopefully one day soon). I love that you used a rose because there are so many amazing ones, and with the berries it’s summery perfection.

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Yes, I noticed the perfect rose was on sale at our local liquor store…happy weekend sipping!

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  15. Sabrina

    So delicious, I love how fresh and easy this is on a hot day. A keeper for sure, thanks!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Wayyyy too refreshing! lol

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  16. Chandice Probst

    So great to make with 0.0 rose for a non-alcoholic version, thanks! Vibrant and delicious!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Great idea…this would be a great option for non alcoholic sangria. In place of the berry liqueur, maybe a simple syrup flavoured with berries?

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  17. [email protected]

    Just the other day I found myself wondering why people post sangria recipes – after all, aren’t they all basically the same? Then you go and blow me out of the water by tying Chambord OR Creme de Cassis into a recipe?! I feel like I need to try them both. Add that to the use of rosé and you’ve got something delightfully unique. Cheers!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Traditionally, yes they are the same…but there’s a whole world of flavour out there. The sky’s the limit!

      Reply

  18. Terri

    It’s been years since I have had sangria and I look forward to making it again with this recipe. I love the mason jar camping idea. And yes, I’ll do me -ha ha!

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