Cocktail Couture: Sparkling Strawberry Sangria!

There's nothing better on a hot Summer day than something delightfully refreshing, delicious...and pink! Our latest installment of Cocktail Couture features a Sparkling Strawberry Sangria that will delight your eyes as well as your palate.It also coordinates beautifully with your favorite Lilly Pulitzer outfit! For that reason I love serving it in these colorful Lilly Pulitzer acrylic glasses that are perfect for casual outdoor and poolside entertaining.cocktail-couture-sparkling-strawberry-sagria-3-closeupWhile it doesn't quite fit the conventional recipe, this drink does meet certain sangria criteria including the presence of chopped fruit (strawberries and raspberries), a bottle of wine (a delightfully dry rosé), a sweetener (pomegranate juice), and Prosecco rather than seltzer for sparkle.Instead of brandy, I substituted Chambord, a delicious liqueur infused with black raspberry, Madagascar vanilla and Cognac which beautifully enhances the flavor of the berries.cocktail-couture-sparkling-strawberry-sangria-strawberries-2Much like sangria, this drink should be prepared a couple hours in advance to allow the flavors to marry. Also, to prevent your pitcher of pinkness from getting watered down during your Summer soirée, use pomegranate juice ice cubes and more chilled Prosecco to keep your drink cold and flavorful.Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your own personal taste and I hope you enjoy this Sparkling Strawberry Sangria as much as we do!Cheers,SIGNATURE  Cocktail Couture: Sparkling Strawberry Sangria! Recipe Type: Cocktail Author: Stephanie Miskew | The Glamorous Gourmet Serves: 6-8 This drink can be prepared 1-2 hours in advance which will allow the flavors to meld. Ingredients

  • 1 750mL bottle dry rosé wine
  • 3 cups Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine (keep the remainder of the bottle chilling in the fridge)
  • 3 Tablespoons Chambord
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate juice plus a tray of pomegranate juice ice cubes
  • 6 ounces fresh raspberries, frozen overnight
  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries trimmed and halved, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  1. Add frozen raspberries, sliced strawberries and mint leaves to a pitcher. Top with the bottle of rosé wine, Chambord and Pomegranate juice and gently mix to combine.
  2. Chill the pitcher in the fridge until your guests arrive then add Prosecco and stir gently. Garnish glasses with strawberries and serve!
Notes To keep the pitcher chilled throughout your party, add pomegranate juice ice cubes to the pitcher or individual glasses and top with remaining chilled Prosecco as needed ~ Cheers! 3.5.3226

Stephanie Miskew
Stephanie Miskew