Strawberry Tangerine Rosé Sangria is light, fruity and perfect for sipping on a hot summer day!
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I love sangria! It’s one of my favorite drinks to get when I’m spending the day at the beach. I don't know what it is about having a fruity cocktail when I’m on vacation or just spending the day at the beach. Sangria is perfectly refreshing which is why I wanted to create one using strawberries, tangerines and a rosé wine.
I decided to test my recipe at my Mom’s house one day during our weekly girls lunch. I try to go to her house so I can make us lunch and catch up. She agrees this sangria is a perfect fruity mix without being overly sweet! The combination of strawberries with the sweet tangy tangerines was excellent with the rosé!
what is Sangria?
Sangria is a drink popular in Spain. It is typical made with wine, fresh fruit and liqueur. You can make sangria using either white or red wine.
Most recipes call for brandy or a citrus liqueur. I used Grand Marnier because I already had it on hand but you could substitute Triple Sec or Cointreau.
It’s perfect to make ahead for a party so the fruit can mingle with the wine. Just add ice and club soda or seltzer right before serving.
What is Rosé wine?
Rosé is a variety of wine known for its light pink color. The light color is due to the short time the grape peel is in contact with the juice after the grapes are crushed.
The biggest miss conception is that rosé wine comes from a specific grape or region. The fact is that this variety of wine can be made with many types of grapes and is classified as a rosé because of the short amount of time the peel ferments with the juice.
Rosé is typically a dry wine. It is the perfect wine to chill for a warm summer day. It pairs well with light dishes such as salad or seafood.
What I love best about rosé is you don’t have to break the bank to get a good bottle. It isn’t necessary to spend any more than $15 dollars, which is why it’s perfect for making mixed drink concoctions.
What is the difference between tangerines and mandarin oranges?
Mandarins are a variety of orange. Tangerines fall into the same category which is why mandarin and tangerine is used interchangeably. What I love about tangerines is how easy they are to peel. They are also sweet and have no seeds. The little peeled segments are a cute addition to strawberry tangerine rosé sangria!
How to Make Sangria
Sangria is a really easy drink to make which is why I love to make it for parties. After you wash and slice the strawberries place them in a large pitcher. After you add the liqueur and sugar, muddle the fruit gently. The idea is to slightly break them up to help infuse their flavors into the wine and not to completely mash them. Next, pour the rosé into the pitcher and chill for 2-8 hours. Do not add the seltzer or ice until you are ready to serve!
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Strawberry Tangerine Rosé Sangria
- 1 chilled bottle rosé wine
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 3 tangerines, 1 peeled and segmented 2 juiced
- 2 ounces Grand Marnier
- 2 tablespoons honey or sugar
- Wash and slice strawberries leaving a few intact for the garnish. Place berries in a pitcher.
- Peel and segment tangerine. Juice the other 2 tangerines. Add to pitcher with strawberries.
- Pour grand marnier and sugar into pitcher.
- Muddle fruit with back of spoon, gently breaking to release fruit juice.
- Pour bottle of rosé in pitcher, stir to incorporate.
- Allow sangria to chill in fridge for 2-8 hours
- Top off with a chilled seltzer and ice.