This easy Rosé Sangria recipe will keep you cool all summer long. Made with dry rosé wine, peaches and raspberries and a splash of club soda, it's the perfect porch sipper for a crowd. Mix it up in five minutes!
No summer gathering is complete without a pitcher of sangria. This easy cocktail combines chilled wine with summer fruits and a bit of bubbly club soda for instant refreshment in a glass.
Most sangrias are made with red or white wine, but our Rosé Sangria recipe uses pretty-in-pink Rosé wine for a festive, colorful spin that's perfect for your next summer barbecue.
Why you'll love this Rosé Sangria
- Not too sweet and not too dry, rosé wine makes a light and refreshing base for sangria. Paired with fragrant elderflower liqueur and a splash of brandy, this is a seriously smooth and flavorful cocktail.
- Juicy, seasonal summer fruits help infuse this sangria with even more flavor. I used peaches and raspberries in this recipe but feel free to swap in perfectly ripe nectarines or fresh from the garden strawberries instead.
- Make-ahead, pitcher cocktails are great for groups. Make this sangria up to eight hours ahead of time and simply top with club soda before serving.
You can grab everything you need for this rosé sangria in one trip to a well-stocked store.
A few ingredient notes:
Rosé wine: No need to break the bank on a bottle of wine but always choose one you'd drink by the glass
Elderflower liqueur: There are several brands of elderflower liqueur. St-Germain is the most widely known, but we also love Drillaud for almost half the price.
Brandy: The small amount of brandy in this sangria adds more flavor than you'd expect. Don't keep brandy on hand? Skip it entirely or buy the teeny bottles of brandy you can find near the liquor store checkout line.
Club soda: Any type of sparkling water will work in this sangria, even flavored ones!
Sangrias in general are great time-savers because they are made in advance to allow the flavors to meld together.
Pour wine, elderflower liqueur and brandy into a pitcher.
Add lemon juice and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.
Add fruit to pitcher and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir in club soda just before serving.
If your sangria doesn't have club soda in it, it will last for from 3-5 days in the fridge. You may want to scoop the pieces of fruit out of it after day two as they can start to get a little funky at that point.
Tip: This recipe includes club soda, so if you plan to use it over the course of several days instead of all at once, don't add it to the pitcher. Instead top each glass with club soda when serving.
Rosé sangria is a go-to summer drink for me, so naturally I gravitate to seasonal fruits like peaches, nectarines, raspberries, strawberries and plums. All are tasty choices in this recipe.
My recommendation is always to drink what you like. For me, I prefer to drink drier rosé wines, so that's what I recommend here. If you're not sure if a wine is dry or not, ask at your liquor store for a reliable recommendation.
That said, if you prefer fruitier or sweeter rosé wine, then use it in this recipe! The end result will be what you enjoy, and that's what matters most.
The minimum amount of time this sangria needs to chill is two hours. Eight hours is ideal.
Expert tips for making sangria
✘ Brandy is optional but highly recommended. Even though it's a small amount, it adds a great flavor to the sangria. I buy the teeny bottles of spirits near the checkout counter at the liquor store when I only need a small amount like what's needed in this recipe.
✘ Stir the sangria and add the club soda just before serving to preserve its effervescence.
✘ Sangria will keep in the fridge for up to four days but I recommend scooping the fruit out of it after two days as the fruit pieces start to break down (especially tender fruits like ripe berries and stone fruits).
✘ If you use a fruitier or sweeter rosé wine, taste the sangria before adding the sugar to make sure the flavor is balanced.
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- 1 750 ml bottle of dry rosé wine
- ½ cup elderflower liqueur
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 ripe but still firm peach, cored and thinly sliced
- ¾ cup raspberries
- 8 ounces club soda
- Place all ingredients except ice in a large pitcher and gently stir. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.1 750 ml bottle of dry rosé wine, ½ cup elderflower liqueur, 2 tablespoons brandy, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Gently stir again before serving. Add ice to pitcher and glasses before pouring.1 ripe but still firm peach,, ¾ cup raspberries
- Stir club soda into pitcher. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with additional fruit, if desired.8 ounces club soda
- I use a dry rosé wine in this recipe but if you prefer a sweeter wine, you can use that instead. I suggest omitting the sugar until you mix up the sangria and then taste it. If it's sweet enough, no need to add the sugar. Or you can add half of the sugar and taste again.
- The minimum amount of time this sangria should sit is two hours. Eight hours is even better!
- This sangria will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. The peaches and raspberries tend to break down after 2 days, so I usually fish the fruit out when it starts to look worse for wear. You can always refresh the fruit in the pitcher when you serve it.
- Don't want to buy a big bottle of brandy? Get the mini bottles you see at the checkout counter. They are perfect for recipes that call for a small amount of liquor.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.