Rosewater Rosé Sangria

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With rosewater, elderberry liqueur, and strawberry, this Rosewater Rosé Sangria has a fruity and floral flavor. This refreshing sangria is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any other special occasion!

3 glasses of rosewater sangria, garnished with a fresh streberry and rose.

A Light & Refreshing Sangria

This sangria is inspired by a rosewater elderflower lemonade from Home Goods that I had a couple years ago. It’s popped up in my head every now and again since then and I’ve been wanting to make a sangria version for some time and I finally did!

This sangria includes the two most important elements – rose water and elderflower liqueur – so it definitely has a floral flavor to it. But the floral-ness is softened by the fresh fruit that lends its flavor to the sangria more and more as it sits.

No sangria would be complete without wine, so this one features rosé. Fitting, don’t you think? It’s a lovely, refreshing sangria that’s perfect for summer and any occasion where roses may be present. I’m thinking Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or even Bachelor watch parties. Honestly, any reason to make this rosewater sangria is a good reason to me!

Rosewater Rosé Sangria with slices of strawberries and lemon

What You’ll Need

Fresh fruit, rum and wine combine to make this rosé sangria. Strawberry is infused in all levels of this sangria, which is complimented by the subtle flavors of rosewater and lemon.

  • Dry rosé wine – You can’t make sangria without wine!
  • Sparkling water – I used strawberry flavored.
  • St. Germain liqueur – Provides the elderberry flavor.
  • Strawberry rum – The secret ingredient to make this a little boozier and infused with strawberry.
  • Sugar – Adds a bit of sweetness to balance out the floral flavors and liquor.
  • Water – You can also use club soda but I prefer water.
  • Rosewater – You can make your own with fresh rose petals or find it bottled.
  • Fresh strawberries – Fresh fruit is a must when making any sangria!
  • Lemon – Adds a pop of citrus flavor that compliments the strawberry and floral flavors.
A pitcher of Rosewater Rosé Sangria with a red rose in front

How to Make Rosewater Rosé Sangria

Making this rosé sangria could not be easier! There’s just two steps to making this.

  • Combine all ingredients. Add all ingredients to a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate. Refrigerate for a minimum of 3-4 hours, then serve.

Tips for Success

Here are a few things to keep in mind to make the best, most flavorful Rosewater Rosé Sangria.

  • Use a dry rosé. Since sweetness is added with the other ingredients, I find it best to start with a wine that’s not super sweet. A dry rosé is perfect for that.
  • Sparkling rosé for extra bubbles. If you like your sangria with extra bubbles, use sparkling rosé.
  • Refrigerate overnight. If you can, make this sangria the night before. The longer it sits, the more the flavors of the strawberry and lemon come out.

Serving Suggestions

Serve in glasses over ice, with a fresh rose petal for presentation. Sometimes I’ll even add a strawberry or lemon on the rim of the glass, just to be a little fancy.

Of course, since this will be chilled from being in the fridge, the ice is optional and a personal preference!

A glass of Rosewater Rosé Sangria garnished with a fresh strawberry

How to Store Sangria

Sangria will last in the fridge for several days – as long as it’s kept refrigerated. Keep in mind that the fresh fruit will only last so long though. I recommend enjoying your pitcher within 2 days with the fruit in it for the best fresh flavor. But if you add the fruit later, it will last up to 5 days.

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A glass of Rosewater Rosé Sangria garnished with a fresh strawberry
Recipe

Rosewater Rosé Sangria

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 810 glasses 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Cuisine: American

Description

With rosewater, elderberry liqueur, and strawberry, this Rosewater Rosé Sangria has a fruity and floral flavor. This refreshing sangria is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any other special occasion!


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Ingredients

  • 2 (750ml) bottles dry rosé wine
  • 1 cup sparkling water (I used strawberry flavored)
  • 3/4 cup St. Germain liqueur
  • 2 tbsp strawberry rum
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp rose water
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 large lemon

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir to combine.
  2. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight, then serve. Keep in mind that the longer it sits with the fruit in it, the more it absorbs the fruit flavor.

Keywords: strawberry sangria, easy sangria recipes, rosewater sangria,

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