This Strawberry Rosé Spritzer is the perfect cocktail to sip on a hot summer day! Made with only four ingredients, it’s super refreshing and a must try for wine lovers!
Is it even summer if I don’t share a rosé cocktail recipe. If you’ve been following me for a while you know about my love for rosé. I’ll drink it anytime of year, but there’s something special about having an ice cold glass of it on a hot day.
This Strawberry Rosé Spritz is likely to become you’re new favorite summer cocktail if you’re a fan of rosé. It’s mildly sweet from the strawberry purée and topped off with sparkling water for a little bubbly effervescence.
What Is A Wine Spritzer?
A spritzer is usually a cold drink made with wine and sparkling mineral water or carbonated water. Spritzers are becoming quite popular and many can be found ready mixed in cans.
What Is Rosé
Rosé is similar to a red wine, however the amount of time it ferments with the skin of the grapes is shorter. The shorter time frame is what gives the wine the pink, blush- color.
Rosé is often thought to be a sweet wine, when in fact it’s typically quite dry. It’s been a staple in France for centuries and only recently has become popular in the United States.
Is Rosé A Sweet Wine?
Rosé wine can range from sweet to very dry depending on the type of grapes that are used to make it. Most tend to fall into the dry category, which is what I recommend using for this spritzer recipe.
Recommended Rosé Wines
- Summer Water
- Whispering Angel
- Fleur de Mer Cotes de Provence
- Yes Way Rosé
- Cote des Roses
- Dark Horse
- The Pinot Project
Ingredients For Strawberry Rosé Spritzer
Rosé – I recommend using a dry rosé for this cocktail. Since the strawberry purée is already sweet, I think using a dry wine is a nice balance.
Strawberries – Look for ripe strawberries that are dark red in color and don’t have any white or green on them. Smell your strawberries before buying them. If they smell sweet, they’ll likely taste sweet too.
Honey – Used to sweeten the strawberry purée. You may need more or less than what the recipe calls for based on how sweet your strawberries are and personal preferences. Sugar, agave or maple syrup may be used in place of honey.
Sparkling Water – Any type of sparkling or carbonated water will work for this recipe. Just make sure it’s unflavored and isn’t sweetened.
How To Make It
Add the strawberries and honey to a blender and purée until smooth. Pour the purée through a strainer to remove the seeds. This step isn’t necessary if you’re in a hurry or don’t mind the seeds.
Add some ice to wine glasses or low ball glasses. I always add ice first so that you don’t splash the drink out everywhere when you plop in the cubes.
Spoon in 2-3 tablespoons of the strawberry purée and then pour in about 3 ounces of the rosé. Top off the cocktail with the sparkling water. The amount of this you add is up to you. For garnish, add in fresh strawberry slices and/or a sprig of mint.
Substitutions and Variations
- If the strawberries at the store don’t look good, try blackberries. You could also use strawberry preserves or jam.
- Although I highly recommend using rosé you could replace it with a dry white wine. You can also use a sparkling rosé or prosecco.
- To sweeten the strawberry purée you can use a sweetener of your choice. Sugar, maple syrup and agave are all good alternatives.
- Want an extra boost of strawberry flavor, try using Spindrift Strawberry sparkling water.
More Summer Cocktails
- Peach Rosé Sangria
- Strawberry Watermelon Rosé Sangria
- Spicy Watermelon Margaritas
- Blackberry Gin Fizz
- Strawberry Lime Vodka Smash
Did you make this Strawberry Rosé Spritzer? I’d love if you’d leave a recipe rating and review below.
Strawberry Rosé Spritzer
- 1 pint strawberries, washed and hulled
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- 1 bottle dry rosé wine
- Soda water
- Sliced strawberries and/or mint for garnish
- Add the strawberries and honey to a blender and purée until smooth. Taste and add additional honey if needed. Strain the purée if desired.
- Add 4-5 ice cubes to wine glasses or low ball glass. Spoon in approximately 3 tablespoons of the strawberry purée. Pour in 3 ounces of rosé. Stir and then top off with soda water. Add in slices of strawberry or a sprig of mint for garnish and serve immediately.
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