Rose sangria

Rosé sangria

I’ve never been much of a fan of sangria but my recent holiday in Portugal I’ve really got behind rosé sangria – much lighter, less sweet and perfect by the jugful at lunchtime. I think this is the perfect drink to bring out at a BBQ or summer party. You can even make it with sparkling rosé cava if you’re feeling fancy.

I badgered the barman at my favourite place in Portugal for the ratios he uses so that you and I can make your own.

If you’re heading to Portugal, here is my google map where I’ve saved the places we love.

Rosé Sangria Ingredients

(serves 2-6 people depending on the occasion)

1 bottle chilled rosé (paler is better, cava is even more amazing)

60ml / quarter cup orange liqueur such as Cointreau

1-2 tablespoons brandy

1 really ripe nectarine or peach, torn into chunks so that the juice drips into the jug

1 orange, sliced

Soda water/club soda

How to make rose sangria

Mix everything together, add a wine glass or so of soda water (club soda). Serve chilled with loads of ice. If you like it sweeter, add more nectarines.

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