I for real have not jumped on the rosé bandwagon hard enough.
Here’s the thing… it feels kind of weird for me to get all “rose all day” or whatever with you guys because I would NEVER drink rosé if it weren’t for the internet’s influence making it oh-so-popular.
My white wine phase lasted approximately six months, and since then I’ve been a red-wine-only fan. When I go wine tasting, I’ll often try the one or sometimes two most popular white wines out of curiosity. And if they have one, a rosé. But outside of that, it’s really not my thing.
The exception has ALWAYS been sparkly wine. I’ll take sparkles in whatever wine I can get my hands on 🙂
But the rosé thing is here to stay and it just makes me feel like a fake. I’m a fake if I pretend that I’m way into rosé for any reason aside from “it’s pretty.” But I’m a fake if I never buy/drink/post rosé because stinking Instagram and stinking Blogland really DO make me WANT rosé.
I’m a sucker, what can I say?
(I feel like this is also why I can’t stop trying on rompers even though I HATE them all. And I’m sure one day I’ll find the one that’s an exception that I love and I’ll be oh-so-happy to join the cool romper-clad kids.)
Anyhow. So I thought I’d make a sparkling rosé sangria – SPARKLING, of course, mostly so I feel like less of a fake and more like myself – with all the prettiest fruit thrown in.
With extra booze. All the best sangria has extra booze, right? I’m adding some sweet fruity liqueurs. SO GOOD.
Moral of the story: yes, this sangria tastes wonderful. But the goal today was honestly just to make the prettiest drink I could. Because I’m a sucker.
PS – I am also a true fan of frosé when blended with watermelon. Also rose soaked gummy bears. 🙂
- 1 apple, sliced
- 1/2 C strawberries
- 1/2 C raspberries
- 2 limes, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1/4 C vodka
- 2 T blackberry liqueur
- 2 T maraschino liqueur
- 1 bottle sparkling rosé
- Add all fruit to the bottom of a pitcher. Add the vodka and liqueurs (I used two fruity liqueurs that I have, but honestly you can use 1/4 of any fruity liqueur for equally fantastic sangria.) Allow to sit for at least an hour. Then just add rosé! Give everything a good stir so some of the fruit breaks up a little. Delish.