Rosé Sangria.

I’m feeling it guys.

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SPRING.

It’s finally here. Yesterday it even poured for the entire ride home from Max’s swim lesson and it felt like that springy-summer rain, where it rains so hard and so fast and the humidity is thick and it smells like rainy flowers outside?! Yeah, that.

It happened and I loved it and wanted to dance in it like a child. 

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To celebrate, I made us a cocktail!

Errr, not really. But let’s pretend.

The truth is that I wanted to share something with you today that could possibly go with your tacos tonight (!!!) AND make a great cocktail for mother’s day festivities this weekend. Something that fit the bill for the next four days, fit the season and made us all incredibly giddy.

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At least, something to make me incredibly giddy. This is it!!

I’m super psyched for rosé season. I don’t care how basic it is, and good thing that doesn’t even matter because everything I love is basic. The closest liquor store has barely carried ANY rosé over the last two years. I mean, I asked them for a bottle last summer and they pointed me towards the white zinfandel. Um, hi, but no.

Later on in the year, they started carrying some version but it was probably only $8, not that it really means anything but, you know. It was still a bit sweet. And I only went there on the fly, when I was out of time, entertaining, or in desperate need of a bottle for a party.

Sooooo – imagine my surprise when they had a sliiiightly nicer rosé on the shelf last week. High fives all around. I grabbed a few bottles and we loved it so much.

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Then I found myself with a leftover half-a-bottle (how? why? who? why? again why?) and knew exactly what was going to go down.

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Fruit + wine is my love language. Multiplied by chocolate. Divided by pizza. Peanut butter covered spoons dipped in chocolate chips are the square root of my heart. 

See!! I can totally do math. Go tell Eddie.

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Obviously, you can make this your own and I’d love you to do so. It’s why I enjoy sharing recipes so much. Add whatever fruit you have on hand, switch up the seltzer flavor, add some fresh mint. I wrote it below exactly as I made it, but a few tweaks on your favorites will only make you love it more. Like peaches?! Cannot even wait for them to arrive.

Make it yours… and then drink it down.

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Rosé Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750mL) bottle dry rosé
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup grand marnier
  • 2 cups club soda, whatever flavor you’d like
  • 2 cara cara oranges, sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1 cup of melon balls, cantaloupe and watermelon
  • 1 pint of strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons orange sugar, for rimming the glass

Directions:

Add all of your fruit to the bottom of a pitcher. Pour your wine, brandy, grand marnier and club soda over top and stir. This tastes great when it sits in the fridge and “marinates” for a bit. To serve, rim a glass with some orange sugar, add ice and some of the boozy fruit and pour the sangria over top. YES.

Note: to make the orange sugar, I took 2 tablespoons sugar and toss it with the zest from 1/2 a cara cara orange.

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God I love this season.