Strawberry Rosemary Sangria


It’s summer time!!! Well not technically, but we’re close. Super close. I think we need to do some prep work. Let’s write a list…together. #teamwork

A summer to-do list!! Here are my 10 things:

1. Plant some flowers.

2. Throw an ice cream party. (Vegan coconut ice cream. On the brain.)

3. Watch a movie outside. Watch a ton of movies outside. And drink wine while doing so.

4. Beach. Lots of beach.

5. Adopt a kitten/puppy. (Not a summer thing per se, but it’s happening. I’m determined.)

6. Whale/dolphin watching.

7. Go on a boat. Aaaand maybe wear boat shoes. And maybe a blazer. That’d be cute, right?

8. Run through some sprinklers (sans white shirt).

9. Go down a river in an inner tube. With beer in hand.

10. Drink lots of dranks. Kinda like this not too sweet sangria.

Noooow, your turn?! What’s on your summer to-do list?!

Sangria! It’s the frittata of drinks.

Throw in a variety of mis-matched fruits and it’ll most likely end up being delicious.

In this rendition, I threw in some sliced peaches, strawberries, oranges and limes. I added some strawberry syrup to give it that extra of kick of, well, strawberries. Super simple. Just a little rosemary (gives a slight hint), agave (or sugar), a dash of water and salt, and the strawberries.

The strawberries will start to break down and get all delicious. You might want to eat it or spread it on some toast. Don’t. Strain it through a sieve and add it to the sangria.

Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. All the fruit and flavors will totally make out.

Flavors making out is a good thing, by the way.

And then, grab a glass, throw in some ice cubes and drink; preferably while crossing something off your summer to-do list.

Strawberry Rosemary Sangria

Print this recipe!

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

Strawberry Syrup:

1 cup diced strawberries

1 tablespoon agave

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon water

2 twigs of rosemary


1 750-ml bottle dry white wine

1/2 cups sliced strawberries

1/4 cup triple sec

2 peaches, each cut into 12 slices

1 large orange, cut crosswise into 6 slices

1 lime, cut crosswise into 6 slices

For strawberry syrup, dice up strawberries. In a small saucepan add strawberries, agave, salt, water and rosemary. Place over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until strawberries are totally broken down. Remove from heat and strain through a sieve, removing rosemary and strawberry chunks. (Note: chunks is a gross word, eh?) You should have about 2 tablespoons of strawberry syrup.

In a pitcher, mix white wine, triple sec, sliced peaches, strawberries, oranges and limes. Smash the citrus slightly. Add the strawberry syrup and stir. Let stand at room temperature at least 2 hours or chill up to 4 hours. Serve sangria over ice.

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  • Reply Jessica @ How Sweet June 6, 2011 at 3:48 am

    hmmm… sangria for breakfast today?! What do you think?

  • Reply tina June 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Hello Darling! Isn’t that a great way to start your Monday!? i’m seriously considering this for my lunch time drink. Aren’t we in a strawberry kick these days? Lovin’ it 🙂

  • Reply Shauna June 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Oh my goodness that sounds like the most divine summer drink!

  • Reply France @beyondthepeel June 6, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I love sangria. I like the twist you add with the rosemary in the syrup. What a great idea and it can be varied so many ways. I have a big bottle of homemade wine just beggin’ to go in a sangria bath!

  • Reply Pete June 6, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Going down a river in an inner tube is so on my to-do list this summer. And this drink.

  • Reply Jessica June 6, 2011 at 10:35 am

    OMG! This looks so good. I love the addition of rosemary. It’s so hot in Georgia right now that I would take a bath in this.

  • Reply Katrina June 6, 2011 at 11:15 am

    So tasty looking. I just had half a pitcher of this at dinner. It’s so addicting!

  • Reply Jen of My Tiny Oven June 6, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I could use a tall glass of this right now, and it is not even noon here yet! Oh well it is somewhere!!

  • Reply Amy @ A Little Nosh June 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

    That’s a fantastic to-do list. I need to make one of those. Every year I tell myself things I want to do, and then never do them. Putting it in writing (typing?) makes it more permanent.

  • Reply DessertStalking June 6, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Hi there – just came by to tell you that we have missed your submissions on the site. Your photos are as wonderful as ever – love this!

  • Reply bianca June 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    You, my friend, are speaking my language! Fruit and wine is what I call summer. High atop my list of summer to do’s is floating down a river- with of course a drink in hand!

  • Reply Tina June 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    OMG! This looks so delicious. I want some right now.

  • Reply Samantha June 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I think this looks so pretty. I love the first picture. And I love your list. So perfect!

  • Reply cindy June 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I love sangria, but usually find it way too sweet. I love that this isn’t sweet like that! Can’t wait to make it.

  • Reply Shirin June 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    this looks delicious! sangria’s so often too sweet, I love how you played around with the flavors here.
    picking strawberries is definitely on my summer to do list!

    • Reply Adrianna June 7, 2011 at 10:52 am

      Whoa! Picking strawberries is so being added to my list.

  • Reply Annalise June 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Wow, this looks incredibly refreshing. I could so use a glass of this now, adding it to my summer list for sure!

  • Reply Sarah June 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Looks so yummy! Thanks for the strawberry syrup recipe!

  • Reply Kate June 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I think this sounds amazing! What could I substitute for agave if I don’t have any? I wanted to make this tonight so it has time to sit for my after work get together tomorrow. Any help would be appreciated!

    • Reply Adrianna June 8, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      You can sub out the agave for 3 tablespoons of white sugar. It’d also add an extra tablespoon of water to make up for the agave’s moisture. That should do the trick. Let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply Maria B June 10, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Looks so deliciously yummy. Went right up my summer list. Right after eating a popsicle at least every second day 😛 Working out great for me so far……..

    BTW: I think you forgot to mention that we need to add the sliced strawberries to the Sangria in the recipe

    • Reply Adrianna June 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Bahh…yes, I did. Thank you. It should be in now!

  • Reply Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! June 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I am SOOO making this for me and my girls! oh yeah!

  • Reply Angela June 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    When I write about Rosemary from my garden, can I post a link to this post/blog? This is perhaps the best use of Rosemary!

  • Reply Heidi / foodiecrush June 24, 2011 at 7:37 am

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    Isn’t Sangria usually made with red wine or am I mistaken? It’s my birthday this weekend and i’m totally obsessed with all things mexican so I’m going to make this!!! Hopefully I can get my hands on some strawberries/stone fruit. We are on the cusp of the season!

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