Happy Monday! It’s not often that I start the week off with a cocktail, but it’s summer and afternoon happy hours are totally my vibe. Especially when happy hour involves rosé! You know the saying, rosé all day, and I’m a firm believer in those words, especially during the summer months. As many of you know, summer is considered rosé season, so the timing for today’s refreshing sangria couldn’t be better!
Since this is our final full week of summer (crying inside) celebrating with one last hurrah is a must! I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t feel ready to let go of the season. It’s been a beautiful few months, with necessary family time and slow mornings. If I could do this all year-long I would. But since I can’t, a full pitcher of sangria, complete with rosé and fresh peaches will have to suffice.
Now to head out to my back patio to enjoy a glass or three.
- 1 bottle of Sofia Rosé 2016
- 1 cup Cointreau (premium orange liqueur)
- 2 fresh ripe peaches thinly sliced
- Juice from 1 large lemon
- Thinly sliced lemon wheels
- Club soda for topping
- Edible rose for garnish
- Extra peaches for garnish
- Put sliced peaches and lemon wheels in a pitcher.
- Pour Cointreau and squeezed lemon juice over top.
- Allow 30 minutes for fresh fruit to soak in the Cointreau.
- Top with 1 bottle of Sofia rosé (or rosé of choice).
- Stir and chill for 30 minutes.
- Upon serving, spoon some of the soaked peaches and lemons into each glass.
- Pour rosé sangria over the fruit.
- Top with a few ounces of club soda.
- Garnish with fresh peaches and edible rose.
Sangria is an essential summer beverage, ideal for easy entertaining. You can make it in advance and serve simply with little extra fuss. It’s also the perfect cocktail for highlighting fruits and blooms in season, and sharing amongst friends.
If you’re a rosé lover like myself, there are plenty that you can choose from for this recipe. I picked Sofia 2016 because it’s mild and smooth with fresh berry notes. Together it pairs effortlessly with citrus and peaches offering a light fruity finish on the palate.
When it comes to this sangria (or any sangria really), the best advice I can give is to make it with rosé/wine that you enjoy. If it’s good enough to sip, than it’s good enough for sangria. Avoid the overly sweet varieties if you can.
Here’s a few additional sangria/sip worthy rosés to try.
Rosé All Day:
Layer Cake Rosé of Pinot Noir,
Miraval Rosé (Pitt Jolie Perrin)
Cote des Provence Rosé.
All fall in the medium price bracket and are light, refreshing and not too sweet.
The coupes in today’s post are not a typical way to serve sangria, but I love their sleek elegance and affordability so I linked them below!
Do you have a fav rosé?
I truly hope you enjoy this sangria as much as I do!
Cheers to the final weeks of summer!
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