Authentic Pink Sangria

Authentic Pink Sangria

Sangria, with its beautiful presentation of fruit, color, flavor, and aroma, just found a fabulous partner in Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut Sparkling Wine. The featured strawberries, peaches, and nectarines really pop against the blushing hues of the Rosado, painting a beautiful portrait of a cocktail, both in the pitcher and in the glass. The sparkling water and lemon juice keep it fresh and brilliant, and the grenadine gives it great color. What a wonderful way to spread some cheer at your next gathering.

1 (750 ml) bottle Freixenet Cordon Negro Rosé, chilled
3/4 cup strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup ripe peaches or nectarines, diced
1 cup sparkling water
Half cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup grenadine
Fresh lemon juice to taste

In a pitcher, mix fruit with sugar and grenadine and let stand five minutes. Add wine and lemon juice and stir well. Top with sparkling water. Chill until ready to serve. Serve over cracked ice and top each glass with a scoop of reserved marinated fruit. Serves 8.

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