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Rosé Strawberry Sangria Recipe

Recipe for a fun pink Strawberry Sangria! Made with rosé wine, a quick homemade strawberry syrup, basil, and club soda. Perfect for summer evenings, bridal showers, and Valentine’s Day!

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Pink Rosé Sangria

With Valentine’s Day coming up I had been brainstorming fun drink ideas to make for my husband and I. The vision of this sangria came into my head and I realized that this Strawberry Sangria is even bigger than a drink for Valentine’s Day!

A fun Pink Sangria is a perfect drink for:

  1. Valentine’s Day
  2. Galentine’s Day
  3. Bridal Showers
  4. Baby Showers
  5. Mother’s Day
  6. Summer Evenings 😉
threes glasses of strawberry sangria on a plate with cut strawberries and basil

So I wanted to keep this drink fairly light but in my preferred fashion not too sweet either (although this is probably sweeter than most of my other sangria’s). So with this in mind I began to develop it.

When making sangria I usually like to find a good juice blend but because I wanted to stick to light strawberry flavors with a subtle basil background flavor I couldn’t find anything that wouldn’t overpower the other flavors.

So I decided to make a really simple strawberry syrup! So in just a few minutes on the stovetop with strawberries, sugar, and water a simple (and light) strawberry syrup is made.

And then to make this a little extra special because let’s face it all of the above mentioned events are special (yes including summer evenings) I decided to make the strawberries heart shaped!

So I will walk you through how simple it is to cut strawberry hearts! (Although I promise the sangria still tastes fabulous if you slice the strawberries in a normal way!)

Once these things are prepped the sangria comes together quickly. It is then chilled and ready to drink! Sounds good right?!

It is so good I accidentally almost drank a whole pitcher in one evening on my own… no judgments, let’s get making.

flatly of glasses of rosé sangria on a plate with cut strawberry hearts
a hand holding a glass of strawberry basil sangria made with rosé wine

Recipe for Strawberry Sangria

This sangria only requires a few ingredients:

  • 750ml bottle rosé wine: Any brand of Rosé will do so pick your favorite, I tested this with both Trader Joe’s Brand and No Way Rosé. You can also feel free to use other blush wine like a pink moscato.
  • 1/4 cup sugar: Like many people I am not huge on overly sweet sangria but this one did need just a little for an added sweetness with the strawberries.
  • 2 pounds strawberries: Aka two containers from the store. It seem like a lot of strawberries but one third of them will be used to make the strawberry syrup.
  • 1/2 cup (or more) loose basil leaves: The basil is very subtle in this sangria but adds just enough flavor to keep this beverage really interesting.
  • 7.5 ounces club soda: (One of the small cans but feel free to use more or less for taste) For the fizziness this drink deserves, I like to add mine after the chilling period to ensure the drink doesn’t go flat.
ingredients for strawberry sangria, rosé wine, strawberries, sugar, basil, and club soda

And making the sangria isn’t very hard either!

To start you will make the strawberry syrup. Divide out about 1/3 of the strawberries. These strawberries will be used for the syrup and the rest will be for the pitcher. Remove the stems and quater-cut them.

Add the cut strawberries for the syrup, sugar, and 1/2 cup of water to a small sauce pan.

Bring saucepan to boil over medium-high heat. Let cook 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to separate the strawberry syrup into a bowl. Use a back of a spoon to press against the strawberries to ensure all of the liquid is drained out. Set syrup aside to cool slightly.

Now cut the remaining strawberries into slices. If you want to make strawberry hearts (you do) cut them like this:

Cutting strawberry hearts:

Carefully cut the top of the strawberry including the stem off creating a triangle shape.

Using a paring knife cut a long triangle shape out of the center of the cut top creating the ‘v’ of a heart.

step by step pictures of a strawberry being cut so that it looks like a heart when sliced

To make the rounded tops of the heart carfully cut the top sides off of the strawberry at an angle adjacent to the ‘v’ cut.

step by step pictures of carving a strawberry to prepare it for being sliced into a heart shape

Carefully slice perpendicular to the top cuts creating strawberry heart slices! (use a cutting board for this if needed).

step by step photo of slicing a strawberry into a heart with a paring knife
white bowl full of heart shaped sliced strawberries

Now to finish making your Strawberry Sangria:

Add sliced strawberries, basil, strawberry syrup, and rosé to a large pitcher. Stir. Transfer to fridge to chill, I recommened at least two hours before drinking.

photos of homemade strawberry syrup and being poured into a pitcher with club soda

When ready to drink stir in club soda. Enjoy immediately!

pitcher of sangria with basil and a sliced strawberry heart
glass of strawberry sangria recipe made with rosé and strawberries
overhead view of a sangria glass wit ice cubes and strawberry shaped hearts

Some appetizer recipes for pairing:

glasses of strawberry sangria with heart shaped strawberries and basil perfect for Valentine's Day, brunches, and bridal showers

Strawberry Sangria

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Recipe for a fun pink Strawberry Sangria! Made with rosé wine, a quick homemade strawberry syrup, basil, and club soda. Perfect for summer evenings, bridal showers, and Valentine's Day!

Ingredients

  • 1 750ml bottle rosé wine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 pounds strawberries
  • 1/2 cup loose basil leaves
  • 7.5 ounces club soda

Instructions

  1. Divide out about 1/3 of the strawberries and remove the stems and quater-cut them. Add the cut strawberries, sugar, and 1/2 cup of water to a small sauce pan.
  2. Bring saucepan to boil over medium-high heat. Let cook 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Using a fine mesh strainer to seperate the strawberry syrup into a bowl, use a back of a spoon to press against the strawberries to ensure all of the liquid is drained out. Set syrup aside to cool slightly.
  3. Cut the remaining strawberries into slices, for how to make strawberry hearts see below.
  4. Add sliced strawberries, basil, strawberry syrup, and rosé to a large pitcher. Stir. Transfer to fridge to chill, I recommened at least two hours before drinking.
  5. When ready to drink stir in club soda. Enjoy immediately!

Cutting strawberry hearts:

Carefully cut the top of the strawberry including the stem off creating a triangle shape.

Using a paring knife cut a long triangle shape out of the center of the cut top creating the 'v' of a heart.

step by step pictures of a strawberry being cut so that it looks like a heart when sliced

To make the rounded tops of the heart carefully cut the top sides off of the strawberry at an angle adjacent to the 'v' cut.

step by step pictures of carving a strawberry to prepare it for being sliced into a heart shape

Carefully slice perpendicular to the top cuts creating strawberry heart slices! (Do this on cutting board if it is easier that way)

step by step photo of slicing a strawberry into a heart with a paring knife

Notes

If you don't have a fine mesh strainer cheese cloth works well and can be easily found at most grocery stores.

More or less club soda can be used to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

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Lauren, The Schmidty Wife

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