Simple Rosé Sangria (FOR SOMEONE’S BIRTHDAY.) (mine.)

It’s my birthday! So I made you (me) (us?) rosé sangria. ROSÉ SANGRIA.

Simple Rosé Sangria / Bev Cooks

But before I even begin this blab fest, you should know I hate fruit and wine together. Hate it! Which makes this entire p0st a walking contradiction on birthday clown stilts – but listen.

I can explain.

A while back, when my gal pals from all over visited Kansas City, we went to one of my favorite drink spots in the whole city. It’s a rustic french champagne bar and it is LOVELY. Quaint, inviting patio, simple, natural aesthetic with hodge podge thrifted chairs and tables, dark green vines crawling and climbing this way and that. It’s the end-all in cozy/chic perfection.

Simple Rosé Sangria / Bev Cooks

On their descriptive (<–like, they describe wines with words like MEADOW and RAIN and BUTTERFLIES and WINNING) drink menu, I spotted the rosé sangria, and decided that against my judgemental bitter soul, I’d try it.

And it.was.spectacular.

Just like the eclipse! But without the moon and sun, and with alcohol and fruit instead. So, exactly like it.

Simple Rosé Sangria / Bev Cooks

Obviously it became my new life purpose to recreate it.

Howeeever, after studying the menu and getting a basic idea what the core ingredients were, I decided that I’m a colossal sissy when it comes to fancy LIQUEURS with a bunch of letters in the name, and that cost a kidney. (or a liver? ha.)

SO, I put my thing down, flipped it and reversed it, and stripped it way down.

And way back.

And made it so simple for you, and cheap! And kept it dry, but still has the sangria ESSENCE that drives us to flippin’ sangria in the first place.

In other words, you won’t totally hate this.

Simple Rosé Sangria / Bev Cooks

Much like the Ça Va sangria, this recipe shines with the core flavors – rosé, peach, orange and mint. But instead of the two liqueurs with peach and orange in them, I opted for a traditional substitute – brandy. But threw a bunch of sliced oranges and peaches IN the drink. Are you mad?

Aaaaand for the fizz effect, I went with one still rosé, and one sparkling! We coo?

Simple Rosé Sangria / Bev Cooks

Shove a bunch of mint branches down in that ish and let it sit for at least an hour. (a few hours if you can rightly take it.)

The end result? Let’s see, would the words YAS QUEEN work for you?

Fruity, but not stupid.

Dry, but with a giddy edge.

Refreshing and summery and bright and unexpected and straight delightful for a 41-year old face hole.

Simple Rosé Sangria / Bev Cooks

Can we cheers already?

Simple Rosé Sangria (FOR SOMEONE’S BIRTHDAY.) (mine.)
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  • 2 bottles rosé, one still, one sparkling
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 4 oranges, two juiced and two sliced
  • 2 peaches, pitted and sliced
  • A few sprigs of mint


  1. In a large carafe or pitcher, add the brandy and fresh orange juice. Then add the sliced peaches and oranges. Pour both bottles of wine over the fruit, and violently shove two large mint sprigs down in it. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
  2. Fill glasses with ice and pour the sangria into each glass. Garnish with fresh mint and
  3. Makes a TON.

Simple Rosé Sangria / Bev Cooks

Birthday clown stilts sold separa- HOPEFULLY NO WHERE.

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10 Responses to Simple Rosé Sangria (FOR SOMEONE’S BIRTHDAY.) (mine.)

  1. Mary August 23, 2017 at 10:22 am #
    That looks and sounds Wonderful! Cheers to a Great birthday! PS - I'm still pulling for you to have your own show on Food Network. It would be so much fun!
  2. Adiya Brook August 23, 2017 at 10:34 am #
    YUMMMM making that this weekend! (Love that pitcher! where from??) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
  3. Jesse August 23, 2017 at 2:22 pm #
    Happy Birthday to a fellow Virgo - my 30th (OMG) birthday is Saturday! I think I need 5 pitchers of this for my birthday...or maybe I will just go to Ça Va :)
  4. Liz August 23, 2017 at 2:56 pm #
    Happy Birthday! I'm pregnant and not drinking, so you'll have to have a glass for me ;)
  5. Natalie August 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm #
    Happy birthday! I celebrated my birthday yesterday at one of my favorite restaurants and ordered a glass of sangria with stone fruit, apricot brandy and white wine. It was to die for! I've been searching for a summer sangria with brandy to make this weekend (got a ton of brandy to use). This one looks perfect! Thanks for the recipe.
  6. Nix August 24, 2017 at 4:25 am #
    Happy (belated) birthday lovely lady!
  7. Sabrina August 25, 2017 at 4:59 pm #
    I had the same reluctant reticence in embracing even rose wine, let alone fruit infused, so I understand completely! I also got over it with a wonderful rose and am now open to recipes like this, I now get it and in this case love the brandy addition, thank you!
  8. Russian Salad August 28, 2017 at 4:57 am #
    This was a great dish. Birthday mines is my favorite dish.I loved your way of cooking.Its taste so yummy and delicious.Before this i made Russian Salad From one of the best cooking websites.Sharing a link of Russian Salad with you: ( ). Video Tutorial also available for cooking.
  9. Nelly September 9, 2017 at 10:18 am #
    Thank you for your recipe) It is very delicious.
  10. Pakistani Food Recipes October 9, 2017 at 12:35 am #
    That looks wonderful. I tried this recipe but failed. Don't know what i missed :( Can you please share the video recipe? I badly need it.

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