This rosé sangria with berries and lemon is a refreshing, delicious, and super simple cocktail for summer! It comes together in minutes and is the perfect combo of tart, sweet, and fruity. Plus, it’s made in a pitcher for the best batch cocktail situation. It’s amazing for a party with friends!

A glass of rosé sangria on a beige counter next to another glass, a pitcher of sangria, and a vase of chamomile flowers.

I officially declare this year ‘sangria girl summer’. It’s like hot girl summer, but in this case, we’re hot temperature-wise and all we really want to be doing in this life is sitting near some water and sipping sangria. You game?

Besides the fact that sangria is delicious, it’s also the best cocktail for warm weather. You can make it in a pitcher and pass it around the table. No need to get out of the comfort of your lawn chair to grab another beer from the cooler or mix up a vodka soda. Save the fancy cocktail-making for winter dinner parties when you’re stuck inside and want to show off that you are now adult enough to own a bar cart and whiskey that costs more than $12.

This year, we’re keeping it pretty. We’re keeping it pink. Let’s talk sangria!

P.S. If you love strawberry cocktails, make sure to try this spiked strawberry lemonade, strawberry gin smash, or strawberry frozen Aperol spritz. For a non-alcoholic drink, this strawberry iced tea is also amazing!

The best summer cocktail

Should you find yourself sitting on a patio, sweating in the sun, and in desperate need of refreshments this summer, might I suggest this sangria? It’s honestly the best. In the 10+ years that I’ve been throwing parties, I can confirm that this sangria is always a hit.

  • The berries add a lovely, fruity note but don’t worry, the cocktail isn’t too sweet thanks to the fresh lemon juice.
  • This drink is made in a pitcher so it’s really easy to throw together and even easier to serve.
  • Since it makes 6-8 servings, it’s great for a crowd. And make-ahead!
  • Serve this sangria at BBQs, dinner parties, girls’ nights, bridal showers, or just because!

Here’s what you will need

White bowls of raspberries and strawberries, a bottle of wine, a bottle of triple sec, a measuring cup of sugar, and peaches on a tan counter.

The ingredient list for this sangria could not be simpler. Here’s what you’ll need!

  • Rosé – I prefer a dry rosé so the cocktail isn’t too sweet. But you can use a sweeter wine if you like.
  • Orange liqueur – Triple sec or Grand Marnier would both work.
  • Berries – strawberries and raspberries are my go-to but you can use whatever is in season.
  • Lemons – both sliced and juiced for a hint of tartness.
  • Peaches – for a little added sweetness and flavor.
  • Sugar – to sweeten the sangria just a bit.

Sparkling sangria

If you like a fizzy cocktail, go with a sparkling rosé instead! But, if you do go with sparkling wine, don’t let the sangria meld for longer than 2-3 hours. The wine will lose its bubbles the longer it sits!

Let’s make sangria!

Three steps to making a wine cocktail. In photo 1, a hand pours berries into a pitcher on a tan counter next to white flowers. In photo 2, a hand stirs the fruit in the pitcher with a spoon. In photo 3, a hand pours a bottle of wine in the pitcher.
  1. Add the strawberries, raspberries, sugar, and orange liqueur to a pitcher. Then, let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Next, add the lemon slices, peaches, and lemon juice. Stir very gently to combine.
  3. Pour an entire bottle of rosé into the pitcher. Stir to mix the cocktail well!
  4. Lastly, refrigerate the sangria for at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve over ice and savor summer.

Don’t forget to serve the sangria with toothpicks or cocktail skewers! How else will you enjoy all of the leftover boozy fruit? So good!

The secret to good sangria (make-ahead!)

My favorite tip for making the best sangria is to make it in advance. I like to make this recipe at least two hours before serving because the ingredients need time to meld. But, if I have the time, I try to chill the sangria for 4-6 hours or overnight. This will make the sangria super flavorful.

I would not make this recipe more than 24 hours in advance. I’ve made this recipe dozens of times, and the fruit tends to break down and get a bit mushy after 1 day!

A pitcher of strawberry rosé sangria on a tan counter next to glasses of sangria, strawberries, and a vase of daisies.

Choosing the right wine

Another trick to making the best sangria is to choose the right wine! Here’s my go-to tips when I’m looking for a good bottle.

  • You want something drinkable but nothing too expensive since we’re mixing it with more booze and fruit.
  • Since we’re adding sugar and orange liqueur to this recipe, pick something a bit more dry and crisp.
  • Lastly, try to choose a wine that has flavors that compliment the fruit in the recipe. I went with a dry rosé with lots of strawberry and peach flavors!

If you do like a very sweet cocktail, you can always choose a sweet wine. However, it’s always easy to add sugar to a recipe, so when in doubt, go with a drier wine and add more sugar or simple syrup to taste.

Grand Marnier vs. Triple Sec

Traditional sangrias are made with brandy or Grand Marnier which is a mix of brandy and orange liqueur. While I’m sure Grand Marnier would be delicious in this recipe, I decided to make it with Triple Sec so that it doesn’t overpower the delicate flavors in the rosé. Triple Sec is a French orange liqueur made without brandy. It has a subtle orange flavor that adds a nice citrus punch to the sangria.

A few extra tips

  • For a smoother sangria, strain the lemon juice through a fine-mesh sieve. It will remove any pulp and seeds.
  • Use seasonal fruit for the best flavor. If you want to make this sangria in the fall or winter, you can always switch out the fruit options!
  • If you’re serving a crowd, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Just make sure your pitcher or punch bowl is big enough to hold everything!
Rosé sangria being poured from a pitcher into a glass next to another glass of sangria and a vase of white flowers on a beige background.

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Rosé Sangria with Berries & Lemon

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
This rosé sangria with berries and lemon is refreshing, light, and the best cocktail for summer! It is one of my go-to pitcher cocktails to make for a crowd and can be mixed up in just minutes.


  • 1 c strawberries, sliced + stems removed
  • 1 c raspberries
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1/2 c orange liqueur
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced + seeds removed
  • 1 peach, thinly sliced + pit removed
  • 1/2 c lemon juice, freshly-squeezed*
  • 1 bottle of dry rosé
  • Club soda, for serving (optional)**


  • Large pitcher or punch bowl


  • To a large pitcher or punch bowl, add the strawberries, raspberries, sugar, and orange liqueur. Stir gently and then let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Next, add the lemon slices, peach slices, lemon juice, and dry rosé. Stir the mixture gently to combine.
  • Cover the pitcher and place the sangria in the fridge. Allow it to refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight so the flavors have time to meld.
  • Serve the sangria over ice. If you want a lighter cocktail, add a splash of club soda to each glass right before serving.***


*For a smoother sangria, strain the lemon juice through a fine mesh sieve to remove any pulp and seeds.
**I personally do not add club soda to my sangria but you can add a splash right before serving for a lighter cocktail.
***Serve the sangria with skewers so guests can snack on the leftover fruit after the sangria is gone!
***This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a larger crowd.
Cuisine: American, Spanish
Course: Drinks
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 146kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.3g, Protein: 0.7g, Fat: 0.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 115mg, Fiber: 1.9g, Sugar: 16g, Calcium: 10mg
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xo Sara Lynn

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Originally posted on May 17, 2022.