This grapefruit rosé sangria has everything you want in a summer cocktail! It’s refreshing, delicious, not too sweet and packs a sucker punch to the taste buds! Great for barbecues and deck parties.
Friends, I’m not gonna lie. Coming back to work this week after a week off was rough.
Like, give me all the coffee.
Let me sleep for, like, 24 hours.
Don’t you dare look at me.
Wait. What? It’s only Thursday.
I need a face mask.
No, I’m not being dramatic. Okay, maybe a tad.
So, yeah, that’s me this week. Feel me? What do I need a week after relaxing? Sleep. Ha!
Well, hopefully this easy sangria recipe will make things a lot easier. Plus, I have the weekend to catch up on some sleep!
What is Sangria?
Sangria originates from Spain and is traditionally made with red wine, lots of fruit and typically brandy. But, like anything, over the years there have been all sorts of variations using white wine and rosé, like here with this grapefruit sangria recipe!
How to Make Sangria
Sangria is super easy to make.
You can pretty much have any combo you like, but today I opted for a grapefruit flavour.
Like I mentioned above, the base of sangria is wine, then you add a bunch of fruit, usually some sort of fruit juice and/or liquor, and sometimes top up with club soda (which is what I did here).
Sangria comes together in minutes, but is best the next day after all the flavours have had a chance to get to know each other. Like with a lot of things, I guess. Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Add grapefruit and lime to a large pitcher and muddle (i.e. smash a bit with a wooden spoon) to get all those flavours going.
- Pour over wine, grapefruit juice and grapefruit vodka. Stir.
- Add strawberries. Tip: If you like things sweeter, stir in some simple syrup at this point. Just use the amount of simple syrup that suits your tastes. It’s easier to add a little to the sangria and then taste until you’ve got it just right. Remember, you can always add more, but it’s not so easy to take away.
- Place in the fridge for a few hours (or even overnight). Tip: Want to make your sangria cold without diluting? If you like at this point, you can also freeze some grapefruit juice and have little grapefruit ice cubes so your sangria stays cold and doesn’t get diluted.
- When ready to serve, give another stir and pour into glasses, filling about ¾ way up. Top with club soda and garnish how you like. Cheers!
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More Tips for Making this Rosé Sangria
This rosé sangria recipe is not sweet. I don’t typically go for overly sweet things, but if you do, you do you!
Speaking of sweetness, the sweetness of the wine you use in this sangria recipe will greatly affect the overall sweetness of the drink. I use a dry rosé, but you can totally use something sweeter.
When serving this grapefruit sangria, I like to fill the glasses ¾ of the way up and then top up with club soda, but that’s not completely necessary. You can enjoy this rosé sangria as is.
I use grapefruit vodka here to really enhance the grapefruit flavour going on. Can’t find grapefruit vodka? Orange-flavoured works well here too.
This sangria recipe is best the next day after all the flavours have had a chance to hang out and get to know each other. However, if you can’t wait that long, that’s okay too!
What to do with Leftover Fruit from Sangria
- Leftover?? Just kidding 😀
- Eat as is
- Enjoy over ice-cream
- Recycle the fruit for another batch of sangria the next day. Your fruit will be extra wine-infused!
So cheers to thirty Thursday and to it being this close to Friday with this refreshing grapefruit rosé sangria! If you need me, I’ll be sleeping all weekend, LOL.
More Easy Sangria Recipes
- Berry Cherry Kombucha Sangria from Crumb Top Baking
- Summer Sipper Sangria from Garlic and Zest
- Fruity and Sweet Red Wine Sangria with Orange, Apple and Lemon from Tasty Ever After
- Pomegrante Red Wine Sangria from A Fork’s Tale
Hope you get a chance to try this easy sangria recipe!
If you make this rosé sangria, please leave a comment below. Love to know how you enjoyed!
Grapefruit Rosé Sangria
- 25 ounce bottle of your favourite rosé wine (about a 750 millilitre bottle or 3 cups)
- 1 cup grapefruit juice
- ½ cup grapefruit vodka
- 1 grapefruit , thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces (plus more for garnish (optional))
- 1 cup strawberries , thinly sliced (plus more for garnish (optional))
- 1 lime , thinly sliced
- simple syrup (to taste)
- few leaves mint , leaves thinly sliced
- club soda (to top up glasses)
- Place grapefruit and lime in the bottom of a large pitcher. Muddle with a wooden spoon a little to get the flavours going.
- Pour wine, grapefruit juice and vodka over top. Add sliced strawberries and stir. At this point, you can stir in some simple syrup (if you like) depending on how sweet you like things (see 'Notes' below on how to make).
- Cover and place in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight (or enjoy right away if you want). Stir again when ready to enjoy.
- Pour mixture into glasses, filling about ¾ of the way up.
- Top with club soda, ice cubes or grapefruit ice cubes (if using) and garnish with mint, a strawberry and a grapefruit slice. Enjoy!
- If you like things sweeter, stir in some simple syrup at the point when you add sliced strawberries. Simple syrup is a 1:1 ratio (i.e. equal parts water and sugar). Here’s how to make simple syrup: heat water in a small saucepot on medium-low heat (don’t boil), add sugar (stir to dissolve) and allow to cool. So, for example, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Just use the amount of simple syrup that suits your tastes. Remember, you can always add more, so add a little, taste, and adjust as necessary.
- The sweetness of the wine you use in this sangria recipe will greatly affect the overall sweetness of the drink. I use a dry rosé, but you can totally use something sweeter.
- When serving this grapefruit sangria, I like to fill the glasses ¾ of the way up and then top up with club soda. but that’s not completely necessary. You can enjoy this ros sangria as is.
- I add some ice cubes to the sangria when serving, but that’s optional. If you like, you can also freeze some grapefruit juice and have little grapefruit cubes so your sangria won’t get diluted.
- I use grapefruit vodka here to really enhance the grapefruit flavour. Orange-flavoured works well here too.
- This sangria recipe is best the next day after all the flavours have had a chance to hang out and get to know each other. However, if you can’t wait that long, that’s okay too!
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