Seasonal summer fruits are in full swing. Grocery stores and farmers markets are seemingly overflowing with melons, bright berries, sweet cherries, and stone fruit. I shared this boozy watermelon recipe a couple of weeks back and decided to combine peaches, cherries, and strawberries with rosé wine to make a sangria that captures the best flavors of the summer season. Peach season typically runs from mid-May to mid-August and cherries are just behind it from June through late August. While most of us can find strawberries at the grocery store almost year round, albeit at varying prices, the traditional season is from April to June and they are at their peak right about now.
For this drink, all of the aforementioned fruity goodness marinates in a pitcher of medium-bodied rosé that has notes of strawberry, watermelon, and raspberry as well as a healthy splash of St. Germain. I used Apothic's limited release rosé and posted a peek at this recipe on my Instagram the other day. Lots of y'all commented that you were familiar with the brand but hadn't tried the rosé. Well, it is a must-try. I received a bottle as a hostess gift a couple of months ago and it subsequently made it into my roundup of budget-friendly wines here on the blog.
This recipe may seem tame compared to last summer's sweet & spicy sangria (hello, jalapeño!) but the flavor is not lacking at all. It's sweet but not too sweet. Plus, summer fruit rosé sangria could not be easier to make. Simply add your cut fruits to a pitcher, pour the wine and liqueur over top, and let it chill out for a few hours. This is great to make ahead of time for gatherings of any size or just have at the ready after a trying workday. 🙂 Additionally, the fruits are interchangeable as the season progresses. For example, once the strawberry peak passes, you might want to try blueberries and or raspberries. You can substitute the peach with other stone fruits such as plums and nectarines as well.
If you want more rosé-related reading (I mean, who doesn't?), check out my my 6 rosé picks under $20 and my two-step frosé recipe. If you want more St. Germain cocktails, check out my turnt tequila mimosas. Thanks for reading!
P.S. You should also totally check out this roundup of boozy recipes from some awesome black food bloggers (curated by little ol' me) that's live on Blavity right now. Three words: wine. gummy. bears!
- 1 medium peach sliced
- 10 strawberries hulled and sliced
- 30 sweet cherries pitted and halved
- 1 bottle rosé
- 1 cup St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- Add all ingredients to a pitcher and refrigerate for at least a few hours.