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Sparkling Rosé Sangria is the only cocktail you’ll want to drink all summer long. It’s light and refreshing, effervescent, and perfect for a crowd!

My favorite Mondays end with a cocktail, but why can’t they also begin with one??

Oh yeah, because I have a toddler, and I’m pretty sure it would be considered negligent parenting if I were to consume alcoholic beverages prior to 9am. At least we can start with cocktails on Monday morning in blog land. Isn’t the Internet a wonderful place??

This Sparkling Rosé Sangria is everything I want to drink this summer. It’s light and refreshing. It’s ever-so-slightly sweet, effervescent and suuuper easy to drink, which is a must in the summertime.

Slightly sweetened strawberry puree is mixed with a whole bottle of rosé, a little bit of vodka, plenty of freshly sliced strawberries and topped off with sparkling raspberry lime water.

I wasn’t planning on adding vodka to the mix, but because the wine is essentially watered down from the strawberry mixture and sparkling water, I thought it needed a little extra kick. If you want to leave it out, the drink essentially turns in to a spritzer of sorts, which is equally delicious. It also allows you do unapologetically drink at least three or four and still carry on normal activities.

Might I suggest pairing this perfect summer cocktail with these strawberry crostini, or Crispy Baked Potato Chips for the perfect happy hour bite.

Happy Monday all!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 750 ml bottle dry rosé wine
  • 6 oz vodka
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries (fresh)
  • 20 oz lime raspberry sparkling water
  • 1 pint raspberries

Instructions

  1. Add water, frozen strawberries and sugar to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer 10 minutes and use a potato masher to smash the strawberries. Simmer another 5 minutes. Cool. 
  2.  Push mixture through a fine sieve, reserve the liquid and toss anything you couldn’t get through the sieve. 
  3. Add strawberry mixture, wine, vodka and sliced strawberries to a large pitcher. Let sit for at least one hour. 
  4. Just before serving, add sparkling water and raspberries. Serve over ice.

Source : http://www.cookingforkeeps.com/sparkling-rose-sangria/