cocktail of the month: rosé sangria


Rosé Sangria

Every year around this time, I become obsessed with rosé.
I feel like it’s the perfect thing to drink on a late afternoon, over a tower of oysters and chilled seafood. On a beach picnic with a basket of cheeses and baguette. On a rooftop. On a yacht! Anytime the weather is gorgeous and you’re able to enjoy it. Could be sitting on your fire escape with a few of your favorite babes … 🙂

rose sangria, the perfect spring cocktailOn sunday funday, of course! Yes, I made this sangria for this week’s episode of sunday funday at home – and I have to say, I’m not sure what took me so long to combine two of my most favorite worlds: rosé + sangria.

We’ve got rosé, ginger liqueur, honey, fresh citrus, and strawberries. The best!

The French ginger liqueur is what makes it sing. It’s a perfect match for everything involved. But, some other workable options would be flavored vodka (peach or citrus would be good) and a little Cointreau wouldn’t hurt, either.

This lovely cocktail was enjoyed as part of a crostini party, another activity perfect for spring. Stay tuned for Sunday, when I’ll be posting the video and recipes!

Until then, let’s all imagine we’re yachting and rooftop-ing around the world, glasses of rosé in hand.

Cheers to spring! xxS

Rosé Sangria
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Sarah Ashley
Serves: 1 large 80-ounce pitcher
Dreamy French ginger liqueur is a perfect match for rosé. Throw in some honey, fresh citrus, and strawberries for a beautiful spring day in a glass.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ginger liqueur
  • 2 Meyer lemons (one juiced, one sliced)
  • 2 limes (one juiced, one sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey, plus more to taste if you like it sweet
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 bottles dry rosé wine
  • Sparkling water, optional
Instructions
  1. Combine ginger liqueur, citrus juices, and honey in a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Add strawberries and citrus slices. Stir in rosé. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to allow flavors to meld.
  2. If you like, you can serve with a splash of sparkling water on top.

 

 

 

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4/10/2013

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  1. Rachel says:

    I’m interested to try this with the ginger liquor. Rose wine to me is sitting on the patio outside my parents house in France with my mother drinking a big chilled glass of the stuff with local king prawns cooked in lots of garlic butter and a big crusty baguette!

  2. Sounds so refreshing! Perfect for summer! 🙂

  3. Ashleigh says:

    Love this post! This looks so delicious and sounds like something I would blog about and try!! I am so excited to try this recipe. Thanks for posting.
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