Berry rosé sangria is the perfect picnic sip!Jump to Recipe
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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!
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 Rose Sangria
- 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
- 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!
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