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Berry Rosé Sangria

Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip!

Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip! It's perfect to take on a day trip to the lake or the park, or just for a summer evening! | Teaspoon of Nose
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Now that it’s finally starting to warm up, I’m already dreaming of picnics outside. There’s nothing quite like a year of lockdowns/stay-at-home to make you crave gathering with friends in the sunshine!

This berry rosé sangria is the ultimate afternoon sunshine cocktail. It’s refreshing and fruity, a tiny bit sweet, and easy to pack for a picnic or day out!

Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip! It's perfect to take on a day trip to the lake or the park, or just for a summer evening! | Teaspoon of Nose
Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip! It's perfect to take on a day trip to the lake or the park, or just for a summer evening! | Teaspoon of Nose

Rosé wine isn’t super common in this part of Italy, and I miss it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m spoiled by all the great wine options! They just don’t include that perfect crisp rosé.

More common is sparkling rosé. It’s delicious, the perfect drink for late afternoons on the balcony. The minute the weather warmed up, I started stocking up!

In the US, sparkling rosé typically comes in moscato variations, meaning very sweet. While you can 100% make this recipe with sweet wine, I find it more refreshing with a dry option and then add a bit of simple syrup at the end. Whichever you choose, taste the wine first so you know whether you want to move more or less sweet for the next batch!

Soaking the berries in vodka means you get a stronger berry flavor in the final drink, as well as amping up your berries for a fun pop when you snack on them at the end of the drink. 😉At home, I just toss all my fruit into a standard 16 oz mason jar and top with vodka – everything fits beautifully. You can soak them for as little as an hour, but I find it’s tastier if I can do it for 3-4 hours.

Adding the sparkling water at the end is your call. If you want to dilute it a bit without losing the bubbles, use it. If you’re okay with the kick vodka adds, skip it!

Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip! It's perfect to take on a day trip to the lake or the park, or just for a summer evening! | Teaspoon of Nose
Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip! It's perfect to take on a day trip to the lake or the park, or just for a summer evening! | Teaspoon of Nose
Marinating the berries first makes all the difference, I promise!
Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip! It's perfect to take on a day trip to the lake or the park, or just for a summer evening! | Teaspoon of Nose

Tools you’ll need: 16 oz mason jar, pitcher.

Berry Rose Sangria

Prep Time5 mins
Rest time1 hr
Course: Drinks, Main Course
Keyword: cocktail, spring, Summer, wine cocktail
Servings: 4 cocktails

Ingredients

  • 6 oz vodka
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup blackberries
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¾ cup strawberries plus more for garnish
  • 1 bottle sparkling rosé wine 750 ml
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • 8 oz sparkling water optional
  • mint for garnish

Instructions

  • Cut the strawberries into chunks roughly the size of the other berries. Put all the berries in a standard 16 oz mason jar and top with vodka. Close and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • When you're ready to serve, combine the mason jar contents with a bottle of rosé and sparkling water in a pitcher. Stir and add simple syrup to taste – for a dry rosé, 1 ½ tablespoons is usually perfect.
  • Garnish with mint and more strawberries and serve over ice!
Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip! It's perfect to take on a day trip to the lake or the park, or just for a summer evening! | Teaspoon of Nose
Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip! It's perfect to take on a day trip to the lake or the park, or just for a summer evening! | Teaspoon of Nose

What’s your favorite spring sip? I also love a St. Germain & strawberry spritz, Hugo spritz, or pineappleade!

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