Get ready for a lip-puckering burst of nostalgia. Pink Lemonade Sangria is a playful mingling of tart pink lemonade, ripe strawberries, and crisp rosé.
Each sip will take you back to lazy summer afternoons lounging around the house, racing through sprinklers, and riding your bike to the pool.
This one-pitcher cocktail is as easy as summertime (used to be).
Simply mix four ingredients and set the pitcher in the fridge. It’s a great way to serve cocktails without toiling away on each individual drink.
So stop and smell the rosé(s).
Pour yourself a glass, kick off your shoes, and enjoy summer — how it was meant to be.
Why KJ Loves
Pink Lemonade Sangria
How much more fun can a sangria get?! I love how easy this recipe is, yet how delightfully refreshing it is. Perfect for summer sipping!
What is sangria lemonade made of?
Generally, sangria is made with red wine, but this strawberry lemonade sangria calls for a bottle of refreshing rosé.
The crisp wine is mixed with sweet pink lemonade, strawberries, and lemon to create a summery twist on two classic drinks.
Strawberry Lemonade Sangria Ingredients
The star of the show! If you only have regular lemonade on hand, puree some strawberries, strain them, and pour the juice into the lemonade. Voila! Pink lemonade. Otherwise, this is the pink lemonade I love to buy!
Any bottle will do! I would go for a less expensive bottle since it will be mixed with other ingredients.
Quarter your strawberries for better flavor infusion.
Slice your lemons into ¼ inch rings.
Pink Lemonade Sangria Variations
The beauty of this pink lemonade sangria recipe is its simplicity! But if you want to swap ingredients out and make it your own, this pink lemonade is a canvas for your creativity!
Use different alcohol.
Try out a bottle of chardonnay, some bubbly prosecco, or champagne.
Add a splash of white rum or your favorite fruity liqueur for a twis!
Make non-alcoholic sangria
Simply swap out the rosé for some sparkling water, lemon-lime soda, or just additional pink lemonade. It will be the fanciest pink lemonade in town!
Mix and swap fruits.
If you have different fruit on hand and want to cut loose, go for it! Raspberries, peaches, oranges…choose your favorites.
Dial the sweet/tart up/down.
Like your lemonade a little sweeter? Add some sugar. Want it more tart? Juice some lemons and mix in the extra sour goodness.
Strawberry Lemonade Sangria FAQ
Should you make sangria the day before?
Make your strawberry lemonade sangria at least 1 hour before serving. But if you can plan ahead and let it sit for a day, the flavors will mingle and taste even more amazing.
Do you peel fruit before putting it in sangria?
This pink lemonade sangria recipe does not require you to peel your fruit. You’ll want to quarter your strawberries and slice the lemons into ¼-inch thick rounds.
How long can fruit soak in sangria?
Fruit can typically soak in sangria for up to 48 hours before getting soggy. You can sometimes keep it in the fridge for up to three days.
How do you make this drink non-alcoholic?
Make this a non-alcoholic pink lemonade sangria by swapping the rosé for sparkling water, lemon-lime soda, or just additional pink lemonade.
How to make regular lemonade into pink lemonade?
Blend the strawberries until smooth, strain out the seeds, and mix the juice into your lemonade. You could also make the lemonade “pink” with grenadine.
Other Grown-Up Twists on Childhood Sips
- Did you grow up loving Shirley Temples? Try a Dirty Shirley for a boozy twist.
- Coffee is one of adulthood’s greatest pleasures. Combine it with Oreos and ice cream for an extra-delicious treat in these Coffee & Cookie Malts.
There’s nothing more refreshing than an Orange Julius…except for its more potent cousin the Frozen Fuzzy Navel.
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