A light and fresh version of a classic summer sangria using rosé and a mix of fresh fruits.
My friend Natasha and I were in Portugal at the start of the month and ordered a jug of rosé sangria to go with our lunch one day – we wanted something a bit lighter than a red wine sangria and so we decided to try the rosé . An excellent decision because it was incredible. Thankfully the barman agreed to share the ingredients with me, not the quantities, just the ingredients themselves and the weather has been nice enough for me to keep testing and trying this until I managed to get it right.
You can increase or decrease the recipe as needed depending on how many servings you need; this makes 6 big glasses.
- 500 ml Rosé I used a blush Provence
- 35 ml Triple Sec
- 100 g Cherries pitted
- 50 g Raspberries
- 50 g Blueberries
- Handful Red Grapes
- 1 Lemon Sliced
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 300 ml Sprite (or more, to taste)
- Mix your rosé and triple sec together in a jug. You can use more of less triple sec depending on taste but as a rough guide, a shot (25ml) and a half or so works well.
- Add your fruit to a serving bowl or jug and pour over the rosé and triple sec mixture.
- Stir in a tablespoon of sugar, top with sprite and serve over ice.
We’re in the grip of a bit of a heatwave here in the UK at the moment (it’s currently 31 degrees and I don’t know what to do with myself!) and coming home from work to a chilled glass of this rosé sangria is bliss.
When I asked the barman what his secret to this sangria was, his response firstly was the triple sec followed closely by the choice of fruit – the more berries the better.
A few slices of lemon provide a hit of citrus.
It’s quite easy to do your measures by eye if you’re just pulling this together for a BBQ, and quite honesty you’ll probably just use the whole bottle; but for smaller amounts I recommend measuring.
A spoonful of sugar, a dash of Sprite and some ice and you’re good to go!
I like to serve in a bowl, punch style, for bigger groups and BBQs and in a jug or carafe if it’s just for two.