It was a dark and stormy summer night, literally when my friends arrived for a Rosé Wine Tasting at my home. It was raining cats and dogs, but they showed up and the last guests left a little after 1 a.m. The Rosé Sangria was a hit, the Rosés required an acquired taste which is nothing new in the world of wine. I cared more about the vibe and company. So, I decided to share the recipe for my made up on the spot Summer Rosé Sangria. I improvised and used what I had.
1 bottle of moscato rosé
1 bottle of Ocean Spray Sangria mix
1 1/2 cup of brandy
1 1/2 cup of Barefoot Merlot (any merlot)
2 cups of Simply Lemonade
2 tablespoons of triple sec
2 tablespoons of raspberry liquor
16 dark cherries (you can pit if you want but I did not)
16 strawberries (8, they were halved into 16)
Add all of the liquids in a gallon container, stir and then add the fruit. Let it sit overnight or you can drink right away. I like for it to sit overnight anytime I make a sangria. The alcohol and the fruit marinate and intensifies the flavor. I think this one is great for all summer long. I will making it at cookouts and to take with me to share with friends at summer concerts in the park.
Here are a few more pictures from the wine tasting. Next up is Reds this fall/winter.