The Rosé Sangria Recipe with 20k Views on YouTube

An outdoor table on a sunny day with a turquoise ceramic pitcher flanked by two Mexican-styled wine glasses filled with pale sangria and berries floating in each

We broke the internet with this one.  

By Erin Henderson

OK, we didn’t really break the internet, but ever since I posted this rosé sangria on You Tube two years ago, it’s been steadily climbing in views and likes, with thousands of people liking, viewing, and sharing the recipe.

And I can totally understand why: it’s light, delicious, easy to put together, and – like nearly all our recipes – can be made well in advance so you can be a stress-free party host.

I no longer remember where or how I first discovered the pure joy of rosé sangria, but I’ve been serving this by the pitcher at all my warm-weather soirées for easily 10 years. Probably longer.

But it wasn’t always this way. For years I avoided the typically red wine-based punch. Working my way through university at a Tex-Mex* restaurant, I knew sangria to be heavy, gloppy stews of cheap red wine, thick orange juice, and a kitchen sink of random fruits in various stages of freshness the bar needed to offload.

But true sangria shouldn’t be a receptacle for stale booze and aging produce; it should be summer in a glass: refreshing, light, breezy, and fun.

With that I mind, this rosé sangria was born. One word of caution, however. This recipe is so good, I swear I’ve seen mortal enemies fall in love over a glass. It’s a strong love potion, so use it with caution.

*Sangria, while popularly attributed as a drink of Mexico, is actually Spanish. 

How to Make Rosé Sangria

Makes: 2 litres 
Bartender level: easy

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml dry rosé
  • 750ml lemonade (homemade or good quality store bought)
  • 1/2 cup orange flavoured liqueur
  • 1 lime, sliced thin*
  • 1 pint strawberries, quartered*
  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed*

How to Make It: 

  1. Put the fruit in a bowl and add orange liqueur. Stir to combine, cover and place in the fridge for an hour to macerate.
  2. Combine the rosé and lemonade in an empty pitcher (do not add ice at this stage) and add the macerated fruit and accumulated juices.
  3. Stir to combine and refrigerate until needed – no longer than a few hours otherwise the fruit breaks down and the lime rind turns the sangria bitter. 
  4. To serve, pour sangria into ice-filled glasses, adding a generous ladle of fruit from the pitcher.

*seasonal fruit is best, so use what is freshest: mixed berries in June, a mix of melons in July, peaches and stone fruit in August, or a blend of citrus in spring.

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