For this warm-weathered adult beverage, courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen, a summery rose’ wine replaces the typical red wine for a fun take on sangria and packed it full of fresh mixed-berry flavors. Whisking the dry rosé into the berry mixture and letting it sit for at least 4 hours to steep is the key to getting the best flavors. Grand Marnier and more fresh berries help fortify the wine mixture to make a beverage that was as stunning to look at as it was to drink—enough so that you’ll wish it were always happy hour
- 6 ounces (1 heaping cup) blueberries, divided
- 5 ounces (1 cup) strawberries, hulled, divided
- 1 (750-ml) bottle dry rosé wine, chilled
HOW TO MAKE MIXED BERRY ROSE’ SANGRIA
- Using potato masher, mash half of raspberries, half of blueberries, half of strawberries, and sugar in large bowl until berries are thoroughly crushed and sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Whisk rosé into mashed berries until combined. Transfer to refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
- Meanwhile, cut remaining raspberries in half and cut remaining strawberries into ½-inch pieces. Transfer cut berries to serving pitcher. Add Grand Marnier and remaining blueberries. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Strain rosé mixture through fine‑mesh strainer set over 2-quart liquid measuring cup or large bowl, pressing on solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard solids.
- Transfer strained mixture to pitcher with berries and stir to combine. Serve.
Notes & Substitutions:
- Use a dry rosé wine that isn’t too expensive but one that you would enjoy drinking on its own.
- Most raspberries and blueberries come in 6-ounce containers, but if you can find only 5-ounce containers, you don’t need to buy a second container to make up the extra ounce. If you cannot find all the berries mentioned, you can also use a single variety of berry or swap in blackberries, as long as the total amount still equals 17 ounces.
- You can also substitute a different orange liqueur for the Grand Marnier, if desired.