Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria

Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria - Refreshing Sangria Recipe with Fresh Berries, Rosé and Vanilla Bean on ToriAvey.com

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend! Why not celebrate with an incredibly delicious batch of Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria? This sweet and tasty sangria is made with fresh berries, rosé, a touch of rum and sparkling water. The flavor is boosted by a vanilla-infused simple syrup. Don’t use vanilla extract here, a whole vanilla bean split down the middle provides the perfect flavor punch. You’ll love it!

Did you know that sangria made its American debut at the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair? It’s true! At the Spanish Pavilion, fair guests could have their first taste of chilled red wine sangria. This fruity wine-based drink has evolved quite a bit over the years, and cooks have gotten creative with the ingredients. Wine is always the base, but the type of wine varies between red, white and rosé. Fresh fruit is almost always added. In the past I’ve experimented adding with apple cider and peaches to my sangria. I even created a pomegranate-based Rosh Hashanah sangria! I love that wine-infused fruit flavor, it’s the perfect beverage for a warm spring or summer afternoon.

I think this might be my favorite sangria recipe to date. This sangria goes down soooo easy… it’s addictive, the perfect chilled drink for a Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Enjoy! And to all the moms out there (especially mine), I toast to you!

Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria - Refreshing Sangria Recipe with Fresh Berries, Rosé and Vanilla Bean on ToriAvey.com

Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle dry rosé
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 12 oz blueberries
  • 6 oz raspberries
  • 6 oz blackberries
  • 1/2 cup white rum (if gluten free make sure rum is GF)
  • 2 cups unsweetened berry-flavored sparkling water (or substitute regular sparkling water), chilled

You will also need

  • Sangria pitcher, small saucepan, small mesh strainer
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 - 24 Hours
Servings: 6-8
Kosher Key: Pareve
  • Make a vanilla simple syrup. Start by splitting the vanilla bean in half with a knife. Leave one end attached.
  • Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria - Refreshing Sangria Recipe with Fresh Berries, Rosé and Vanilla Bean on ToriAvey.comIn a saucepan, combine the sugar and water and heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. If you like a less sweet sangria you can use 3/4 cup of sugar instead. Add the vanilla bean and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature before adding to the sangria.
  • Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria - Refreshing Sangria Recipe with Fresh Berries, Rosé and Vanilla Bean on ToriAvey.comRinse and clean the berries, then place them in the bottom of the sangria pitcher.
  • Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria - Refreshing Sangria Recipe with Fresh Berries, Rosé and Vanilla Bean on ToriAvey.comPour in the rum and rosé. Strain the vanilla simple syrup though a fine mesh strainer, then add it to the pitcher. You can add the vanilla bean to the pitcher as well for a stronger vanilla flavor.
  • Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria - Refreshing Sangria Recipe with Fresh Berries, Rosé and Vanilla Bean on ToriAvey.comPlace sangria in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours up to overnight. Just before serving, add the sparkling water.
  • NOTE: If you plan on serving right away, be sure that the rosé and berry sparkling water have been chilled ahead of time. PASSOVER NOTE: if making for Passover make sure your liquors are certified kosher for Passover.
  • Vanilla Berry Sparkling Sangria - Refreshing Sangria Recipe with Fresh Berries, Rosé and Vanilla Bean on ToriAvey.com

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    1. Gina yes. In this case I would recommend cutting the simple syrup sugar amount to 3/4 cup, so the drink doesn’t become overly sweet. You can always add a little more simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, mixed over heat till dissolved) for additional sweetness if needed.

  1. This certainly takes the idea of sangria to a totally new level. Looks elegant and moreish tho’ I may take the amount of sugar down even further being a very, very dry wine person. The fruit will give the wine almost enough sweetness methinks: has to be tried!

  2. I love your new site! Looks wonderful.
    Sangria has been one of my favorite drinks during summer. It is dangerous because it goes down so easy! :)) I will try this rose version this summer, definitely.

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