This recipe for summer rosé sangria with brandy is one of my favorite drinks to make for parties! It is refreshing, loved by all, and easy to make ahead, meaning no need to mix cocktails when guests are here.
This rosé sangria includes rosé, orange and lime juices, sugar, brandy, and fresh fruit. The orange juice adds a little sweetness, while the lime juice balances it out with tartness.
While red wine is traditional when making sangria in Spain and Portugal, this recipe uses rosé for a lighter take on the traditional.
What fruit should I put in sangria?
I love including oranges and green apple slices in this recipe. Peaches, strawberries, raspberries, plums, or pomegranates would also be delicious.
How far in advance should I make sangria?
Make the sangria at least one hour in advance of serving. That said, I'd recommend making it the night before to really let the flavors meld together. This is a great recipe to make ahead and simply pour into glasses when guests arrive.
While I prefer the recipe as is, if you like bubbles or want to reduce the alcohol content per drink, you could consider adding sparkling water. If you add sparkling water, add it right before serving.
Sangria is best enjoyed 12-24 hours after it has been made. After you stir it together, store it in a sealed pitcher in the refrigerator. In the odd chance you have leftovers, they can last up to 3-5 days covered in the refrigerator. Discard the leftover sangria if it is cloudy, sour, or rancid.
If you try this summer rosé sangria with brandy, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below! Cheers!
Please drink responsibly.
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 green apple sliced into wedges
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 750 ml bottle of rosé wine
- ½ cup orange juice preferably freshly squeezed
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup brandy
- In a large pitcher, add orange and apple slices. Add sugar and muddle fruit slightly with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon.
- Add rosé, orange juice, lime juice, and brandy and stir well. Refrigerate pitcher for at least 1 hour, ideally overnight. When ready to serve, stir well again and pour over ice.