Sweet July Rose Sangria

Sweet July Rose Sangria is a fresh and light summer drink. Fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, Lillet Blanc, Chambord, rosé, and grapefruit. 

three rose sangria drinks on a cutting board with grapefruit slices and strawberries next to the glasses

I LOVE a magazine. When we lived in Germany, magazines were one of the things that I missed the most. Getting a magazine in English that wasn’t three months old was a huge treat.

It’s hard for me to resist a new magazine in the checkout line of the grocery store. I get a lot of inspiration from them – whether a recipe idea, photography inspiration, a new place to travel, or something to do in my home. I picked up the premier issue of Sweet July, the new magazine from Ayesha Curry. It is beautiful.

Stunning photography, thoughtful articles, great recipes, where do I subscribe?

When I bought it, I remember looking through it and thinking that it was refreshing to see that the pages weren’t just full of people who looked like me. We need more mainstream content like this – now more than ever.

I have made the rosé sangria twice, and it is so delicious and refreshing. It is light, crisp, and beautiful in a glass.

ingredients for sweet july rose sangria

Ingredients //

The ingredients for this sangria are berries – blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, brown sugar, Lillet Blanc, rosé, Chambord, grapefruit juice, and more berries for garnish. Don’t let the title fool you – this is not an overly sweet sangria recipe. It’s perfectly balanced. 

Berries. You can use whatever looks good at the store or farmers market. Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are in season right now and perfect for this. 

Brown sugar. Just a little to sweeten the berries and mellow out the flavors with the wine and grapefruit juice.

Rosé. I like to use a dry rosé. I don’t spend a lot on a nice bottle (usually $10-12) because I’m adding so many other things. 

Lillet Blanc. Lillet Blanc is a type of wine served chilled in France usually, with a lemon peel or slice of orange. If you have leftover, this is a nice little summer cocktail all on its own. 

Chambord. Chambord is a raspberry-flavored liqueur. It’s a good thing to keep in on your bar cart. It’s good in desserts too. 

Grapefruit juice. For this sangria, take the time to squeeze the juice yourself if you can. Freshly squeezed juice makes a world of difference. 

three glasses of rose sangria on a cutting board with slices of grapefruit and a bowl of berries behind it

How to Make // The Steps

This sangria is a really simple summer cocktail recipe that is also a great make-ahead one. 

Combine 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup blackberries, and 2 Tablespoons brown sugar in a bowl. 

bowl of berries in a bowl with brown sugar and a masher next to it

Mash to release the juices. 

bowl of mashed mixed berries

Pour into a pitcher. 

Add 1 cup Lillet Blanc, 1/4 cup Chambord, 1 cup grapefruit juice and 1 bottle chilled rosé. 

Chill for at least one hour or overnight. 

mashed berries in a pitcher with bottles of rose lillet blanc and chambord in background

Pour over ice and garnish with more strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. 

What Makes This Sweet July Rosé Sangria So Good?

It’s light and crisp and perfect for a hot, end of the summer day. 

This sangria recipe introduced me to Lillet Blanc. It’s delicious on its own and makes me long to sit at a cafe in Paris. 

The best of summer berries. You can’t go wrong with peak, in season, berries. 

overhead shot of two glasses of sweet july rose sangria

Top Tips for this Easy Rosé Sangria //

Resist the urge to add more sugar to the mix. Sweet sangrias might taste good but can leave you with a wee headache. 

To keep your pitcher cold, try freezing your garnish berries and using them as ice cubes. 

This is a perfect cocktail to make for Mother’s Day, Easter, or a bridal shower. 

Peaches or other summer stone fruits would also be beautiful (and taste great) added to the finished drink. 

Some edible flowers and fresh herbs add even more beauty to this gorgeous cocktail. 

How to Store //

This sangria will keep in the fridge overnight, up to 2 days. 

pullback shot of rose sangria glasses with pitcher in background

More Summer Cocktail Recipes //

If you make this recipe, I’d love to know how it goes! Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, too!

close up shot of three glasses of rose sangria with strawberries blueberries raspberries blackberries and grapefruit

Sweet July Rose Sangria

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Sweet July Rose Sangria is a fresh and light summer drink. Fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, Lillet Blanc, Chambord, rosé, and grapefruit make this sangria sing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup Lillet Blanc
  • 1/4 cup Chambord
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 bottle chilled rosé wine

Instructions

    Combine 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup blackberries, and 2 Tablespoons brown sugar in a bowl.

    Mash to release the juices.

    Pour into a pitcher.

    Add 1 cup Lillet Blanc, 1/4 cup Chambord, 1 cup grapefruit juice and 1 bottle chilled rosé.

    Chill for at least one hour or overnight.

    Pour over ice and garnish with more strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

Notes

I like to freeze my berries that I am going to use for garnish to keep my drink extra cold.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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