Summertime Fancy Lady Drink: Rose Sangria

Now that it’s June, it’s time to enjoy some tasty boozy summer beverages!

Sangria is maybe my favorite summer drink because it’s boozy, sweet but not noxiously so, and full of fresh summer fruit and antioxidants from the wine (plus you can use cheap wine and it still tastes good!) I also have an unapologetic love for foods and beverages flavored with florals such as lavender, elderflower, violet and rose. And I also love a good sparkling rosé wine. So I decided to combine rose syrup and rosé wine to make a fancy summer drink!

1 bottle inexpensive rosé wine (I like Trader Joe’s Vinho Rosé, $4 and tasty)
2 tbsp. rose syrup or 1 tbsp rosewater+2 tbsp simple syrup (Monin and some middle eastern brands make rose syrup, or you can try your hand at making your own by boiling equal parts water, white sugar and rose petals)
Juice of one lemon
4 oz. Vodka (if you want a boozier Sangria)
1-2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, raspberries, peaches, watermelon or other fruit (I don’t recommend oranges for this one)
Seltzer water

Mix the wine, syrup and lemon juice, add the fresh fruit and refrigerate. Serve over ice with seltzer water to taste.


This recipe originally appeared on School For Scandal blog.

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