Rose Sangria

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This easy recipe for Rose Sangria is made with rose simple syrup, Sauvignon Blanc, and an assortment of fresh fruit and ginger ale for a refreshing cocktail. 

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and I have just the libation to celebrate; my Rose Sangria!  When you stop and get that special woman in your life flowers, make sure to pick up a couple of extra roses and you are on your way to this sensational recipe! Not to be confused with Rosé Sangria, this Rose Sangria uses a crisp white wine, and is finished up with some ginger ale before serving, giving it those bubbles that make me oh so happy!

Of course, you can easily make this sangria your own by using your favorite red or white wine or even a dry rose, your favorite fruit whether it be fresh berries or citrus slices, or a bag of frozen mixed fruit, I guarantee it’ll go down with minimal effort. 

If you’re looking for a few more cocktail options try this Kiwi Mojito Recipe, this Homemade Irish Cream, or this Moscow Mule

Rose Sangria

The first time I made this recipe was for one of my annual Valentine Girlfriend Brunches back in 2012. It was a quick favorite of mine, and I have made it so many times over the years but never stopped to take new photos. Today, I thought would be the perfect day to share it once again. It’s Friday and Mother’s Day is this Sunday, the temperatures will be warm and a pitcher of sangria is just what the weekend calls for! 

Ingredients To Make Rose Sangria

Find the complete measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

Sugar– I used white granulated sugar to make the simple syrup. 

Water– Plain tap water is fine for boiling the sugar so it dissolves.

Large rose– My rose was peach colored and I used all the petals. (any color works!)

Sauvignon Blanc Wine– I prefer Sauvignon Blanc but any white works well. You can sub a red wine, or Rosé wine if you like.

Fruit of choice– I used fresh peaches and blueberries for this batch.


How to make Rose Sangria

First, Over medium heat, bring the water, sugar, and petals to a boil. Remove from the heat and let the petals steep in the water for about 15 minutes. Remove the petals and set aside. You have just made a rose simple syrup.

Next, Cut up the fruit and place it in an airtight container. Pour wine and the simple syrup over the fruit.

Refrigerate the mixture for 24 hours so it picks up the flavors or the fruit. You can give it a stir here and there to help the flavors mingle. 

Finally, Pour the mixture into a pitcher or punch bowl. Just before serving the sangria, pour a can of ginger ale over the top to add a little bubbly effect.

You can easily store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week, just cover the container tightly with plastic wrap. I don’t recommend freezing this rose sangria. 

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FAQs About Sangria

  • What is in rose sangria? This rose sangria is made with a simple syrup made up of water, sugar, and actual rose petals.

  • What is pink sangria made of? Pink sangria usually has red wine in it to give it a pink color. 

  • What is the difference between red and rose sangria? Red sangria is made with red wine and rose sangria is typically made with rosé wine. Though in this recipe I have used rose petals, from the flower, to create a rose sangria.

  • Is sangria stronger than wine? No, sangria is not typically as strong as wine as it usually contains juice and fruit which will dilute the alcohol content. Pure wine has a higher alcohol content as it is not diluted.

  • Can I use any color of rose? Yes! Changing the color of the rose may alter the sangria hue a bit, but not the rose flavor at all. 
  • Can I make this sangria without alcohol? Yes! replace the wine with sparkling cider or grape juice. 


  • Change up the wine – sparkling wines work well, or make a red sangria with red wine. Or if you want a non-alcoholic sangria choose a non-alcoholic wine. 

  • Stir in some fruit juice like apple or pineapple.

  • Use sparkling water, Club Soda, or 7Up instead of ginger ale to give the sangria its fizz. 

  • Mix in some fresh fruit like orange slices or other citrus fruits.

  • Squeeze in a touch of lemon juice or orange juice for a more citrus flavor.

  • Add a touch of Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or orange liqueur. Note this will increase the alcohol content.

  • Sweeten it up with warm spices like cinnamon sticks or a vanilla bean.

  • Garnish with herbs like fresh mint. 

Tips & Tricks For This Rose Sangria Recipe

  • For best results, don’t compromise on the refrigeration time. The delicate flavor takes time to develop. 

  • If you don’t have any fresh fruit on hand, frozen is fine. 

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More Recipes to Love

More fun ways to use rose petals in the kitchen: Rose Champagne Cocktail, Rose Ice Cream, Homemade Rose Water, Rose White Hot Chocolate

Here are a couple more of my favorite large-batch cocktails to try the next time you are celebrating: Blueberry Margaritas, Frozen Vodka Slush, Brazilian Lemonade 

Love using flowers in your kitchen? Try these recipes: Lavender Shortbread with Strawberries and Cream, How To Flavor Sugars, Homemade Sugar Scrubs


A hot summer day calls for a large pitcher of this Rose Sangria. Forget the classic sangria recipe you’ve stashed in that kitchen drawer and make up this great drink. It really is a good alternative to plain ‘ol white sangria or red sangria. 

Ideal for Mother’s Day, special occasions, Christmas morning, or even girl’s night you can’t go wrong with this absolutely delicious beverage with a unique fruity flavor.

Now that the warm weather is upon us it’s the perfect time to make up a large pitcher and enjoy this classic recipe for rose-infused sangria. Cheers to you and yours!

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Print Recipe

Rose Sangria

This easy recipe for Rose Sangria is made with rose simple syrup, Sauvignon Blanc, and an assortment of fresh fruit and ginger ale for a refreshing cocktail. 
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Additional Time1 day
Total Time1 day 13 minutes
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American/ Mexican
Keyword: rose sangria, rose sangria recipe, rose simple syrup, simple syrup made with roses
Servings: 1 pitcher/6 servings
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • the petals of 1 large rose any color works
  • 2 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc Wine
  • 4 cups fruit fresh or frozen your choice


  • Over a medium heat, bring to boil the water sugar and petals.
  • Remove from heat and let petals steep for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove petals and set aside. You have just made a rose simple syrup.
  • Cut up fruit and place in an airtight container.
  • Pour wine and syrup over fruit.
  • Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • Pour into a pitcher or punch bowl, before serving pour a can of ginger ale over the top to add a little bubble effect.


Fruit options I have loved to use for this recipe: Peaches, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, blackberries, oranges
You can easily store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week, just cover the container tightly with plastic wrap. I don’t recommend freezing this rose sangria. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g

I first made this Rose Sangria recipe and published it on February 27, 2012. It has been updated to improve user experience and reshared on May 12, 2023.

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    1. Thanks, Joan. I have to tell you, I didn’t think I was going to like it. I tasted it the day I made it and it was really dry. I thought I might have to add sugar to it!! But after the fruit sat in it and sweetened it up, it was just right!!

  1. I’m intrigued by the rose simple syrup. I’ve never heard of such a thing. My neighbor has roses, I’m going to use one of theirs. The Sangria sounds delicious.

  2. What a tasty cocktail! I’ve never tried rose syrup before but I can’t wait to share with my girlfriends next time we get together!

  3. Sounds like an easy drink to put together. I have never tried rose flavor in sangria and now I absolutely want to!

  4. This was fun to make and gorgeous. I made it for a bachelorette pool party, and got a lot of compliments!

  5. We loved your recipe for white rose infused sangria! It was refreshing and the floral notes were a unique twist on a classic drink. We’ll definitely be making it again.

  6. I’m excited to try this cocktail as soon as my roses are out and now I know how to make the rose simple syrup too.

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