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Rosé Sangria Sparkler

Sharon Palmer

This pretty in pink Rosé Sangria Sparkler looks gorgeously elaborate, but it’s anything but. Just slice some fruit into a pitcher with a bottle of rosé wine, let the flavors meld together, then add some sparkling mineral water to create a nice, light effervescent pop. This drink is light in sugar and alcohol, but heavy on aroma and flavor, making it the perfect party drink.

Use your favorite seasonal fruit—this is a late summer fruit blend, including grapes, berries, and apples.
Enjoying sangria in the garden in Ojai!
Try a summer blend of fruit, including berries, melon, and peaches.

I love that deep pink rosé wines are all the rage. I still remember that soda pop pink wine of my youth called White Zinfandel. Oh, but the rosé wines are so much better today. While they are simply delicious—crisp, aromatic, floral—sipped as an aperitif prior to your meal, they are also fabulous in mixed drinks, as in this lovely, deep pink sangria, which sparkles complements of sparkling mineral water. I used a pinot noir rosé wine to provide a deeper, richer color, but you can easily use any rosé wine you prefer. I used nectarines, grapes, cherries, and honeydew melon as my choice of fruit in this Sangria, but you can use other fruits on hand, including watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, and berries. Your creativity is all you need to get you going! Cheers!

Enjoying this pretty drink at an outdoor dinner party at home.

 

I love pouring this drink into tall glasses to place on a tray to have on hand as a refreshing treat as guests arrive.
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Rosé Sangria Sparkler


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours (including chilling time)
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Make this easy, light, no-added sugar sangria with seasonal fruit as your next go-to wine beverage!


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Ingredients

  • 1 750-ml bottle of rosé wine, chilled
  • 2 cups chopped seasonal fruit (i.e., melon, grapes, pears, berries, peaches, plums, apricots, citrus)
  • ½ cup cherries, pitted (fresh, frozen, or in jar)
  • 1 750-ml bottle of sparkling mineral water, chilled

Garnish (optional):

  • Chopped fruit, cherries, mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Pour wine into a large pitcher. Add fruit and cherries. Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours to allow flavors to meld.
  2. To serve, pour 6 fluid ounces (3/4 cup) of wine and fruit into a tall glass (about 12 fluid ounces).
  3. Top with about 4 fluid ounces (1/3 cup) of mineral water.
  4. Garnish, if desired, with additional fruit, mint leaves.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Makes 8 (about 10-fluid ounces) servings.
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sangria, homemade sangria, best sangria recipe

For other lighter cocktail recipes check out some of my favorites:

Cucumber Herb Champagne Sparkler
Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler
Light Aperol Spritz

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