I have always enjoyed sangria, but I admit I have not made my own until this summer. I find that some sangrias are too sweet however, so I was excited to create my own not too sweet, filled with fruit, and pretty boozy version. I looked at many recipes as guidelines and was appalled at the amount of sugar that went into most. I wanted mine to taste of wine and sweet summer fruit but not sugar, so I didn't add any extra sweetener.
I know most people make either red or white sangria, but I decided to make mine pink. One of my favorite wines currently is Matchbook Tempranillo Rosé. It is not too sweet and not too dry, and is nice in the summer because it can be served chilled.
Makes one pitcher
1 bottle Rosé wine (I used Matchbook Tempranillo Rosé)
1/2 cup Mandarin Napoleon (or other orange liqueur)
3/4 cup St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1 vanilla bean, slit lengthwise
1/2 cup pureed fresh organic raspberries
1 cup fresh organic raspberries
1 cup fresh organic strawberries
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, and stir to combine. Place in the fridge and let sit overnight to develop flavor. Serve chilled!