Rose Sangria

This Rose Sangria recipe is an easy way to serve a fun summer-y cocktail at a party without having to individually make drinks for each guest. Make this sangria using rosé wine flavored with summer fruit ahead of time and check one thing off your to-do list. It’s refreshing, festive and so delicious.

Pitcher of Rose SangriaRose Sangria Recipe

Are you ready for your favorite new summer cocktail? Rose Sangria is here, and it’s going nowhere all summer long! Of course, we love our FROSÈ recipe, but sometimes you need a big pitcher of a drink you make ahead so you can enjoy your evening with friends.

When entertaining, the last thing you want to do is be stuck by the bar making cocktails all night long. I’ve done it, I do it sometimes, but let’s be real, it’s not ideal. A pitcher of your favorite drink is perfect, so you can actually enjoy your evening, too! We love this pitcher of rosè sangria because it’s fruity, refreshing, and the perfect sangria recipe that everyone will love.

Pouring rose sangria easy

To make Rosè Wine Sangria you need:

  • A Pitcher
  • Serving Glasses
  • A Mixer (to keep that sangria mixed well, mine comes in my bar set)
  • Your favorite Rosè
  • Fresh fruit
  • Orange Liquor
  • Honey or simple syrup of choice
  • Seltzer
  • Ice, for serving
  • And a few other optional, special touches to customize (see below)!

Strawberries and raspberries in sangria

What I love about this rose sangria recipe is that it’s customizable! You can switch up the fruit you add, the liquor, and you can swap the optional liqueurs, too! It’s a fun, colorful drink that can work with basically any dinner menu.

How far in advance should sangria be made?

Sangria should be made at least 2 hours before serving, so all the fruit can mix well with the rest of the ingredient and so that it can have time to chill! Sangria gets better and better as it sits, so even 6-12 hours ahead will be great.

Serving glasses with summer cocktail

Tips for Making the Best Rose Sangria Recipe: 

  • Keeping your sangria cold: Add frozen fruit to keep your sangria cold once removing it from the refrigerator, without watering it down with tons of ice!
  • When to add the ice: Just before serving, stir sangria again and pour into glasses over ice cubes.
  • Fresh Fruit on hand: Have additional fresh fruit on hand to add to your sangria, so your not just serving soggy alcohol-soaked fruit. Spoon fruit into each glass before serving.
  • Picking your wine: Wine, of course, is the center of this cocktail, so choose a wine that is fruity but dry. You don’t need to pick anything too fancy! I like Whispering Angel or La Vielle Ferme.

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Rose Sangria

Prep Time 00:08 Cook Time 00:00 Inactive Time 00:00 Total Time 00:08 Serves 6

Ingredients

Base Sangria:

  • 1 (750-ml) bottle rosé wine of choice
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 oranges, 1 sliced and 1 juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey or simple syrup, more as desired
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 cup 
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • Ice, for serving

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1/4 cup vodka of choice
  • 1 cup balled watermelon pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced peaches
  • Fresh mint leaves

Directions

1. Place all the ingredients in a pitcher at least 2 hours before serving, and up to 6 hours.
2. Stir to combine. Taste and add additional sweetener as desired.
3. Place ice into glasses. Pour in the sangria and serve!

Recipe Notes

  1. If you want to prepare this the day ahead of time, you can mix all of the ingredients together except the fresh fruit and ice. Add the fruit 2 hours before serving.
  2. Want to keep it cold in a pitcher without diluting the flavor? Use frozen fruit in place of ice cubes.
  3. Make your watermelon balls using a melon baller!
  4. You can substitute gin or tequila in place of vodka
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Traditional Charoset (for Passover!)

Charoset, also known as haroset, is a mixture of fruits and nuts eaten at the Passover Seder. Traditional Charoset is easy to make, and it’s one of those fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants recipes, as you adjust as you go! This traditional haroset recipe is naturally gluten-free of course, and is a yummy, sweet condiment.

Charoset Recipe

Traditional Charoset

Growing up, haroset was a childhood staple at our holiday. We’d make a batch as a condiment of sorts for our Passover sedar plate, and end up eating it for days on Matzo (now gluten-free matzo), or just as a yummy side by the spoonful! Since we always ended up enjoying it for days, we always made a bigger batch! You can always scale this down of course.

Charoset Recipe

Traditional Charoset is made of…

  • Diced apples
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Red wine
  • Cinnamon
  • And a few fun choices you can add in optionally

How long can you keep charoset?

The charoset can be made up to 3 days before serving and can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator. We love making it early and letting it soak up all the added flavor. This also reduces the strong wine flavor that you’ll notice when you make it initially.

Haroset without wine

You can use grape juice if you don’t want to use a sweet wine! Kedem was always the favorite growing up! Though, I haven’t checked those ingredients probably ever!

Traditional Charoset Recipe

Okay, the answer I know you’ve been waiting for…

Haroset pronunciation

  • In Israel the spelling and pronunciation is “charoset,” with a more guttural “ch” sound.
  • The other pronunciation is a softer Ashkenazic “h” sound.

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Traditional Charoset

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:00 Inactive Time 00:00 Total Time 00:10 Serves 10

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In large bowl, stir together all ingredients. Store, covered, at room temperature until ready to serve. If making it early, store covered in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • I like to make ours the day before and store in the refrigerator.
  • You can toast the walnuts if desired, but I never do! 
  • We don't recommend using a food processor to dice your apples, simply use a knife and cut them up small.
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Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Slushies

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These Frose slushies are the ultimate way to celebrate rosé season! Refreshing, minimal ingredients, and so easy to prepare… It’s a Summer cocktail WIN!

how to make frose slushiesFrose Recipe

Rosé, a little honey, frozen strawberries, and lemon makes this summertime cocktail perfection.  I’ve known about the frose trend for some time now but hadn’t tried it until recently, and I am officially hooked!

Earlier this month I was in the Hampton’s for an amazing retreat that I hosted with Liz from The Lemon Bowl and Gina from Skinnytaste. We had such a blast — which you’ll read more about very soon! We visited Bedell Cellars in North Fork, Long Island for a wine tasting on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon, and ended our time there with a refreshing glass of frosé. It was the perfect summer slushie that I knew I had to recreate it for you guys!

So, what is Frosè?

Frose is simply frozen rose! It’s rose wine blended with some frozen strawberries and ice, with just a touch of honey. Most frose recipes tend to be on the too sweet side, but my recipe is sweetened just right using only unrefined sweeteners. It’s basically a blend between a summery frozen cocktail and a glass of wine.

What kind of rose should I choose?

Choose a rose that is full-bodied as the flavor gets somewhat diluted once it is blended. Make sure that it’s a rose that you’d want to drink on it’s own for the best flavor frose.

Frose Slushies | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Here is what you need to make this frose recipe:

  • Rose wine
  • Ice
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Lemon
  • Honey

How to Make Frozen Rose:

  1. Place rose wine, ice, frozen strawberries, lemon, and 2 tablespoons honey or simple syrup in a blender. Blend until well combined. If you made simple syrup, place the extra sweetener in your fridge for later use.
  2. Taste and add more sweetener before serving depending on how sweet you want it! If it isn’t thick enough, add more ice or frozen berries as needed.
Hamptons Retreat Bedell Cellar VinyardPhoto by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography
Hamptons Retreat Bedell Cellar VinyardPhoto by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography

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Rose slushie in a glass

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Frosé (Frozen Rose) Slushies

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:10 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bottle rose
  • 2 cups ice, more as needed
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup honey, or simple syrup of choice

Directions

  1. Place rose, ice, frozen strawberries, lemon, and 2 tablespoons honey or simple syrup in a blender. Blend until well combined. If you made simple syrup, place the extra sweetener in your fridge for later use.
  2. Taste and add more sweetener before serving depending on how sweet you want it! If it isn't thick enough, add more ice or frozen berries as needed.

Recipe Notes

  1. If your frosè isn't thick enough, pour into a baking dish, cover, and place in your freezer for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  2. Basic Simple Syrup Recipe:
    1. Place 1/4 cup sugar of choice and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan.
    2. Cook on low heat until sugar has dissolved.
    3. Set aside to cool and place in the fridge until ready to use.
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