There are few things in life more rewarding than slipping into a hot bath at the end of a long, stressful day and unwinding with a glass of the bubbly. Today I’m going to be sharing a recipe for making a quick and easy DIY bubbly rose sangria that is just perfect for moments like the one I just described. While rose sangria isn’t as popular as its white or red counterparts, it’s still deliciously tasty, especially when you make it with this recipe.
You’ll first need to get out a large pitcher and combine one cup of grapefruit juice with one cup of brandy and ⅓ cup of sugar. Add in the sliced lemon, lime, and grapefruit next. Stir everything to combine and then cover the pitcher with plastic wrap.
Put it in the fridge to chill for a minimum of one hour. When ready, you’re going to want to top the mixture with sparkling rose and serve over ice.
Can I Make Sangria with Rose?
Absolutely! Rose sangria tends to not be as popular as white sangria or red sangria for some reason. I have no idea why because a good rose sangria recipe is absolutely worth its weight in gold. The right combination of ingredients mixed with sparkling rose is such a delight!
Should I Add Fresh Fruit or Fruit Juice to Sangria?
If you’re relatively new to making your own sangria, you may be wondering whether you’re better off using fresh fruit or fruit juice when making it.
The truth is that most truly good sangria recipes are actually made with both fresh fruit and fruit juice. This particular recipe is a great example. Not only will you be using grapefruit juice, but also slices of fresh lime, lemon, and grapefruit as well.
How Long Does the Fresh Fruit Stay Fresh in Sangria?
Once fresh fruit like lime, lemon, and grapefruit mix with alcoholic beverages like sparkling rose and brandy, their shelf life shortens considerably.
As long as you’re covering your pitcher with either an airtight lid or plastic wrap, you can reasonably expect your sangria to stay good in the fridge for three or four days before the fruit spoils.
Should I Separate the Fruit from the Sangria Before Storing?
I honestly wouldn’t bother if you’re thinking of trying to separate your fruit from the wine mixture to try and squeeze out a bit of extra storage time with it. As mentioned above, sangria only stays good for a few days anyway. All the more reason to get to enjoying it as quickly as possible if you ask me!
Can I Add Ice to Sangria?
You don’t want to add ice into your sangria pitcher itself, especially not with a recipe like this one for making a bubbly sangria with sparkling rose.
With that being said, you should 100% serve your rose sangria over ice.
Bubbly Rose Sangria – Quick and Easy Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 1 bottle sparkling rosé
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 grapefruit, sliced
- ½ cup brandy
- 1 cup grapefruit juice
- 1/3 cup sugar or to taste
- In a large pitcher combine the grapefruit juice, brandy and sugar.
- Add the lemon, lime and grapefruit.
- Stir to combine.
- Cover with plastic wrap.
- Let chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Top with sparkling rose.
- Serve over ice.