Cocktail Couture: Sparkling Strawberry Sangria!
May 28, 2015 / Stephanie Miskew / 12 Comments
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.
While 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.
Much 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!
Cocktail Couture: Sparkling Strawberry Sangria!Author: Stephanie Miskew | The Glamorous GourmetRecipe type: CocktailServes: 6-8This 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
- ¾ 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
- ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves
NotesTo 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
- 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.
- Chill the pitcher in the fridge until your guests arrive then add Prosecco and stir gently. Garnish glasses with strawberries and serve!
May 28, 2015 / Stephanie Miskew / 12 Comments
Stephanie Miskew thinks life is better with wine and she wants to help you enjoy it to the fullest! As a Certified Sommelier, her real world advice on tasting wine like a pro, discovering which wines you truly love, picking the perfect bottle for any occasion and creating magical food and wine pairings will have you looking like a wine expert in any situation.
Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving wines that’ll pair with everything on your table, make even your wine snobbiest guest happy and won’t break the bank? Well, look no further! In my latest segment on WPTV I share some fabulous wines that all play nicely with a wide variety of flavors, appeal to a plethora of palates and are all under… Read More
The offers for wine clubs are E V E R Y W H E R E these days! From department stores to airlines, it seems like everyone wants to sign you up and they’re making pretty outrageous-sounding offers to lure you in. One promises “20 wines for a dollar,” while another features ONLY “award winning wines” – they all sound… Read More
“By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!” ~ Harold Atteridge + Harry Carroll, 1914 While Summer is definitely one of my favorite times to pack up and get outta town, as the season draws to a close, I find myself craving the comforts of home. Don’t get me wrong, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Highlands, North… Read More
“Meet me in Montauk!” – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The day after the glamour and indulgence of “Chefs & Champagne,” the James Beard Foundation’s Summer fundraiser that I cover every year, Steve and I love spending a relaxed, unplanned day discovering the Hamptons. Last year’s meandering led us to afternoon cocktails at Topping Rose House followed by a… Read More
Nowhere embodies relaxed Summer glamour quite like the Hamptons. Located on the East End of Long Island, this sophisticated seaside haven is also home to our favorite Summer event, the James Beard Foundation’s “Chefs & Champagne.” Held on the last Saturday in July, this glamorous Summer soirée takes place under a sprawling white tent beneath cerulean skies, at the scenic… Read More
It’s Week 3 of Rosé Month on The Wine Atelier Podcast and in this episode, I’m excited to introduce you to someone who’s had his finger on the pulse of rosé since his first cover story on the subject ten years ago, Mitch Frank, News Editor of Wine Spectator Magazine. I’m also happy to report, his second cover story on… Read More