Fourth of July

Rosé Sangria with White Peaches and Cucumber

July 13, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Makes 6 drinks
Author Notes

This sangria is a nice and light summer version. Rosé keeps the fruit bright and has a much softer flavor than the traditional red wine base, which lets milder fruits shine through. I used a more minerally French rosé for this recipe because it pairs nicely with the cumber. If you use a Spanish or California rosé, the sangria will likely have have a slightly sweeter, fruity flavor. That can be yummy, too, but a crisp wine will make for a more refreshing drink. To quote a friend, this rosé sangria is "Almost as refreshing as a working air conditioner. Almost."

Cheers! - eatlovedrink —eatlovedrink

Test Kitchen Notes

I'm a big fan of sangria, whether red or white, and this rosé sangria was remarkable! I loved the combination of peaches and cucumber ... so refreshing, and just right for a hot summer afternoon by the pool. - thehappycook —Victoria Ross

What You'll Need
  • 750 milliliters (1 bottle) rosé
  • 0.5 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 0.25 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 white peaches, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 0.25 liters club soda (or, a splash per glass)
  1. Pour the wine, fruit and simple syrup into a pitcher. Let sit for 1 hour to let the flavors meld.
  2. Pour into in wine glasses, juice glasses, rocks glasses, pool-side appropriate plastic glasses...whatever you like. Top off each glass with a splash of soda water.
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5 Reviews

KingKelsey July 25, 2011
It was pretty good, but I could taste rose more than anything else (which was fine b/c I love rose)... I used a Rose of Malbec, which has fruity tastes to begin with. I even added extra cucumber and a cucumber-infused simple syrup left over from previous drinks and let it sit 8 hours to allow the flavors to meld more, but still couldn't really taste the cucumber or even the peaches. Any ideas to make the flavors pop more? I might try again with a French rose, but then again, I might just drink the wine.
eatlovedrink August 1, 2011
Thanks for the feedback! I'd try it again with a different rose. Choose one that's along the lighter end of the spectrum. It's so interesting to hear this...the first time I mixed up a batch I found it a little *too* cucumbery, so I scaled back the amount of sliced cucumbers.

Thanks again!
VanessaS July 14, 2011
Love this!
singing_baker July 14, 2011
I am totally making this drink this weekend! I love the addition of cucumbers.
eatlovedrink July 14, 2011
That's so good to hear! Hope you love it!