Sunday, September 4, 2016 / ... comments / entertaining , Fourth of July , Labor Day , Memorial Day , Spring , Summer , wine
This rosé sangria recipe with strawberries, mint, and a touch of lemon is the perfect spring and summer rosé wine cocktail. A virgin spritzer is included at the bottom so everyone can have a special drink.
Labor Day is tomorrow and that means the unofficial end of summer. While I'm overjoyed at the thought of fall, and pumpkins, and leaves, one last summer celebration seems in order. And what better way to say goodbye to summer than with a beautifully festive rosé sangria. This summer, Rosé wine has been hot hot hot. It seems like every time I scroll through Pinterest I'm hit with a barrage of rosé recipes. From frosé (frozen rosé slushies) to rosé wine ice cubes, to rosé popsicles, it seems like everyone is loving rosé! I'm not surprised or mad about it one bit. Rosé has long been one of my favorite summer sips. Gone are the days of overly sweet white zin pink wines. Light, dry rosé from south France is in and easy to find. There are lots of great deals to be found on rosé, from Cost Plus to Trader Joe's.
I love making sangria for special occasions or just a backyard happy hour with my girlfriends. Sangria couldn't be easier to make. It's really just wine and fruit. You can have fun and play around with flavors. This Christmas Sangria did very well on Pinterest - over 25K repins! For spring and summer I love adding heaps of sliced strawberries. Leave the fruit to infuse into the wine for at least a couple of hours and up to overnight. Then add some bubbles with sparkling water. I'm completely hooked on LaCroix flavored sparkling water cans. Almost any fruity flavor would work here.
I make a similar virgin sparkling lemon spritzer and will share that recipe too!
This rosé sangria with strawberries and a hint of lemon and mint is light and refreshing. Not to mention beautiful. This rosé sangria recipe is not too sweet. A touch of sweetness comes from orange liqueur, but if you would like it sweeter, feel free to add a few drops of organic liquid stevia to taste (Trader Joe's brand is my favorite).
I hope you have a fun filled and safe Labor Day. As always, please drink responsibly and never drink and drive.
rosé sangria with strawberriesyummy mummy kitchen
A light, slightly bubbly, fruity rosé sangria.
- 1 bottle rosé wine (750 ml.)
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/3 cup orange liqueur (I used Patron)
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 3 mint sprigs
- 2 cups sparkling water (I like flavored laCroix)
- organic liquid stevia to taste (optional to sweeten)
- In a large pitcher or beverage dispenser, combine the rose wine, strawberries, liqueur, lemon juice, and mint. Refrigerate at least two hours. Stir in sparkling water just before serving. If you would like this sangria a bit sweeter, add a few drops of stevia, being very careful not to add too much.
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Tags: wine, cocktails, summer, entertaining
Virgin Strawberry Lemon Spritzer
- 5 cups sparkling water
- juice of 1 large lemon
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- liquid stevia to taste
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher.