Sparkling Rosé Berry Sangria

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This sangria is so pretty and so fruity and SO summery.

Sparkling Rose Berry Sangria

This beautifully deep pink sangria is just the thing on a muggy summer night when the temperature is just not cooling down quickly enough. Sparkling rose is the base of this take on sangria, along with dry white wine, and a lot of plump juicy berries.

This sangria recipe makes enough for two pitchers, a crowd. Unless you have a huge pitcher, then go for it. You could halve the ingredients for a smaller group. However, once you pop that cork, the sparkling wine is open and needs to be drunk, so I say, invite more people. This is such a fun drink to make for a summer barbecue or party! Other favorite sangrias are Red Sangria or Orange White Wine Campari Sangria, different, but just as pretty and refreshing.

My friend asked me to suggest ways to turn an excess of kids’ juice boxes into sangria, which is a question I think a lot of other moms might have! If you have grape juice boxes, that’s perfect here. But there’s no reason you couldn’t try apple juice or even a fruit punch. Sangria is meant for messing with.

Sangria is a sweet drink and it’s nice to pair it with things with a bit of a kick, or some richness, like cheeses or charcuterie on a graze board. Try it with a spicy and creamy Hot Pimento Cheese Dip from the slow cooker, or Spanish Lamb Burgers with Romesco sauce. It would be right at home with a tapas menu as well. And conversely, it’s awfully nice with dessert!

Sparkling Rose Berry Sangria in a carafe.

Sparkling Rosé Berry Sangria: Stunningly beautiful, fruity, and a delightful pitcher drink for summer entertaining.

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Sparkling Rose Sangria

In this recipe the featured wines are a sparkling rosé plus a bottle of dry white wine. You can subsitute a straight up champagne or prosecco or cava or any other sparkling wine you like for the rosé. Don’t use the priciest bottles of bubbly in a sangria recipe; there are a lot of other flavors going on, so save the fancy stuff for drinking straight up. There are a lot of perfectly fine inexpensive sparkling wines out there. Just make sure you pick a dry one. There is usually some sugar and fruit juice in the drink (as there is in this recipe), so you don’t want things to get too sweet.

Many other sangrias use other wines. Red wine is probably the most classic, though there are amazing white wine sangria recipes as well. Often other boozes, from fruit-based liqueurs to other liquors, are combined with the wine, which is why they can pack a bit of a kick. This one has Chambord or another berry-flavored liquor added to underscore the berry-ness of the whole thing.

Rosé Berry Sangria Ingredients

  • Sugar – Superfine sugar is the best because it dissolves really well, but granulated is okay if you can’t find superfine.
  • Chambord – Any berry liqueur will work.
  • Berries – The proportions and types of berries are just a guideline, mix and match and adjust according to what you like and have.
  • White grape juice – Adds a sweetness and compliments the white wine.
  • Dry white wine – I like Sauvignon Blanc, but there are other good dry white wine choices. Just make sure it’s not too sweet of a wine, or if you use a sweet one, maybe scale down the sugar.
  • Sparkling rosé – A bit of bubbly!
  • Basil leaves – The fresh basil leaves add a fabulous herbal note to this drink, and herbs in sangrias are a really nice way to elevate the drink.

How to Make Sparkling Rosé Berry Sangria

  1. Dissolve the sugar: Mix together the sugar and Chambord and mix to dissolve.
  2. Mix: Add in the berries, grape juice, and white wine. Let the sangria base chill in the fridge for several hours for the flavors to meld together.
  3. Serve: Add the sparkling rosé and basil and serve.
Sparkling Rose Berry Sangria in glasses with salmon on a plate.

Make Ahead and Leftovers

You can and should mix sangria up ahead of time to give the fruit a chance to macerate in the rest of the drink. Don’t add the sparkling wine to the drink until just before serving so it retains its dizziness.

You. can store leftover sangria in the fire for up to 3 days. The fruit will get soft, and the fuzziness will dissipate, but that’s ok; it will still taste delicious.

How to Serve Berry Rose Sangria

You should use a clear pitcher if possible to show off the gorgeous color of the drink and the berries and the basil. Stick a spoon in the pitcher so you can block all of the fruit from tumbling out as you pour, and then scoop out some fruit into the glasses once they are filled. I also like to divide this into several smaller glass carafes, and place them around the table.l

I serve this in big wine glasses, but you can use whatever glasses strike you, like tall highball glasses, or even hurricane glasses if you’re going to be all party-party about everything. This sparkling sangria can be served with ice, if you want to keep the drink super cold and dilute it a bit. Or, you can freeze some or all of the fruit (in this case berries) and use those to keep the drink cold without diluting it. I don’t mind a few ice cubes in my glass, since I love sangria,  but it can go down awfully easily. A bit of dilution may actually be your friend. Another way to keep the drink cold is to chill the glasses before pouring in the drink.

Do not try to serve sangria in one of those drink dispensers with a little faucet thing at the bottom. The fruit will probably clog up the flow up the liquid, so stick to a pitcher, or maybe a punch bowl.

Sparkling Rose Berry Sangria in glasses on a flowered tablecloth.

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Sparkling Rosé Berry Sangria

This sangria is so pretty and so fruity and SO summery.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 People
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Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup sugar preferably superfine but granulated is fine
  • ¼ cup Chambord or other berry liqueur
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1 bottle dry white wine such as sauvignon blanc
  • 1 750 ml bottle sparkling rosé chilled
  • ½ cup small fresh basil leaves

Instructions 

  • In very large pitcher (or you can do this in a large bowl, and then divide it into two pitchers), combine the sugar and Chambord, and allow the sugar to dissolve. Add the strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries, toss to combine, then add the white grape juice and white wine. Refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.
  • Just before serving add the chilled sparking rose and basil. Serve in pretty glasses, such as these generously sized wine glasses, making sure some berries and basil get into each glass.

Notes

You can substitute prosecco, or cava or any other sparkling wine you like for the rosé. Don’t use the priciest bottles of bubbly in a sangria recipe; there are a lot of other flavors going on, so save the fancy stuff for drinking straight up. There are a lot of perfectly fine inexpensive sparkling wines out there. Just make sure you pick a dry one. 
Make sure the sparkling wine is chilled before adding it to the pitcher.

Nutrition

Calories: 204.57kcal, Carbohydrates: 21.07g, Protein: 0.98g, Fat: 0.36g, Saturated Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 10.03mg, Potassium: 266.19mg, Fiber: 2.93g, Sugar: 15.14g, Vitamin A: 124.93IU, Vitamin C: 26.34mg, Calcium: 33.62mg, Iron: 0.96mg
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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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