I'm holding on to Summer for dear life over here. I already see people posting fall cocktails, and drinking pumpkin spice lattes. While I love fall and all the delicious flavors it brings, I'm a summer girl, and it's so hard to say goodbye. Luckily, this year I will be a bi-coastal blogger. When it's cold and dreary here, I will still be creating warm weather appropriate drinks for Palm Springs Style, another blog that I contribute to. Dreaming of warm weather will be a little easier this Winter and hopefully I can arrange a jaunt back to my favorite little city sometime in the new year.
It's Labor Day Weekend and I hope you have something fun planned. I've whipped up this fruity sangria recipe to make sure we send Summer off in style. Unlike classic sangria made with red wine, orange juice, and orange liqueur, this Rosé Sangria recipe is lighter, fruitier, with a tropical and sweet finish.
Tropical Rosé Sangria, serves 4-6
1 bottle of rosé
1/2 cup cognac or brandy
1/4 cup Giffard passionfruit liqueur
1 cup fresh pineapple juice
Slice your strawberries, kiwis, mango, lime wheels and pineapple, then place in a bowl or pitcher.
Add pineapple juice, cognac, passionfruit liqueur and rosé. Stir and then cover, let steep in refrigerator for atleast 2 hours. When ready to serve, add ice and pour into glasses.
I think this is my favorite sangria recipe that I have ever had. Swapping the orange liqueur out for passionfruit liqueur was a last minute decision but a brilliant idea. I'm so happy I did it! If you're not familiar with Giffard, they make a range of delicious liqueurs for using in cocktails. The Crème de Fruits de la Passion (Passionfruit) was released in the U.S this past Spring. I highly recommend picking up a bottle and trying some of their other varities of liqueurs that are available. Using fresh pineapple juice instead of the classic orange in this sangria recipe really made the tropical element come to life and complemented the fresh fruit and rosé.
Sangria is so easy to make and that's why it's great for large parties or gatherings. This recipe is so good you might not want to share it though. Enjoy your last big weekend of Summer and if you decide to make this recipe, chime in on the comments and let me know how it turns out! Cheers everyone! xo