When we host a backyard party, it’s always for a crowd. While I love throwing a good party, the finances of it all can spread us a little thin. So I’m always on the lookout for easy ways to entertain a crowd that are impressive but don’t put me in credit card debt. This watermelon rosé sangria checks all those boxes. It combines in-season fruits and wine in a big punch bowl or drink dispenser, and looks just as impressive as it tastes. I’ve made it a few times and perfected the recipe. Who can say no to a cold glass of rose sangria in the summer?
Summer Rose Sangria
In-season fruits + rose wine = a cocktail as impressive looking as it tastes
- rose wine: 3 bottles
- Grand Marnier: ¾ cups
- brandy: 1½ cups
- agave nectar: ½ cup
- mint: 2 sprigs + more for serving
- raspberries: 2 cups
- chopped watermelon: 2 cups
- apricots: 2, sliced thin
- plums: 2, sliced thin
- lime: 1, thinly sliced
- lemon: 1, thinly sliced + more for serving
Step 1: In a large pitcher add wine, Grand Marnier, brandy, and agave nectar. Stir well.
Step 2: Add in all fruit + mint sprigs and cover. Allow the sangria to sit for at least 3 hours refrigerated before serving.
Step 3: Remove mint sprigs.
Step 4: Add ice, a fresh lemon slice, and a small mint sprig to each of the individual glasses, and serve from a large container for a party drink made easy.