Tuesday, July 21

In the Pink Sangria

Makes about 24 servings
Total price: NY $18.73 / 19.77
Price per serving: NY $ 0.78 / 0.82

Rose Sangria
We made this pink sangria for our friend Blondie’s Birthday Potluck in Prospect Park.* We drink a lot of sangria around here and find that for outdoor picnics, a pretty diluted sangira is preferable and more refreshing on a hot day out in the sun. That’s why this recipe calls for 2 liters of seltzer. If you’re serving this at night at a party, drop the seltzer down to just one liter or less (you know, depending on what kind of party you’re having, nudge, nudge.) The raspberries and pineapple with the rose wine give this one a nice bright, fruity taste and the bright pink color, punctuated with the yellow pineapple, just screams “Birthday Party!” And, of course, blondes and pink always have gone together splendidly!

Rose Sangria
(UPDATE: We've been Slashfooded! ("Stunning Sangria - Feast Your Eyes")

  • 1.5 liter bottle Rose wine (NY $6.99)
  • 2 shots Crème de Cassis (NY $1.77)
  • 2 pints strawberries (NY $2.49)
  • 1/2 pint raspberries (NY $2.49)
  • 1 pineapple (NY $4.99)
  • 2 liters seltzer (Free or NY $1.04)

Rose Sangria
Pour wine and cassis into a large pitcher. Wash strawberries, remove leaves, quarter vertically and toss into pitcher. Wash raspberries and add to raspberries. Chop pineapple into approximately half inch chunks and add to wine/fruit mixture. Put into refrigerator and allow to chill for 3-6 hours. Immediately before serving, add seltzer. (Either pour into pitcher if yours is large enough, or top off individual glasses with the seltzer.) Be sure to scoop lots of fruit into each glass, digging down for the non-floating raspberries: picking out the boozy fruity flotsam** is half the fun!

Rose Sangria
* The economy being what it is, Blondie still hasn’t found employment, but she’s had some encouraging interviews. Keep your fingers crossed for her!

**Of course, since raspberries don't float, I guess we can't call them flotsam, can we? OK, then, jetsam it is!

Rose Sangria
Nutritional Facts
Amount Per Serving

Calories 81.6Protein 0.4 gMagnesium 3.3 %
Total Fat 0.2 gVitamin A 0.4 %Manganese 27.2 %
Saturated Fat 0.0 gVitamin B-12 0.1 %Niacin 1.3 %
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 gVitamin B-6 2.7 %Pantothenic Acid 1.7 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 gVitamin C 35.9 %Phosphorus 1.7 %
Cholesterol 0.0 mgVitamin D 0.0 %Riboflavin 2.5 %
Sodium 5.5 mgVitamin E 0.5 %Selenium 0.7 %
Potassium 143.4 mgCalcium 1.2 %Thiamin 1.9 %
Total Carbohydrate 7.9 gCopper 3.8 %Zinc 0.8 %
Dietary Fiber 1.4 gFolate 2.5 %
Sugars 1.7 gIron 2.6 %


  1. Sounds refreshing to me. My girlfriend and I love to drink sangria on a nice summer afternoon. :-)

  2. This is a fun drink! Thank you for posting.

    BTW, If the raspberries are frozen they will float. :)

  3. This drink will help us forget about the poor economy. I'll take a double!

  4. Ill have to try this, if it tastes as good as it looks.... well, Cheers!


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