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Sparkling Rhubarb Apple Sangria

Yield: 1 pitcher, serves 4-6
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
A fresh fruity spring cocktail recipe with rhubarb simple syrup, apples and strawberry. This sparkling sangria recipe is perfect before dinner or with brunch.


  • 1 pound chopped rhubarb — (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries — (hulled and quartered) for serving
  • 1 diced apple — for serving
  • 750 ml sparkling dry white wine — (1 bottle) chilled (I used an inexpensive Prosecco)


  1. In a large, non-reactive stockpot, bring rhubarb and water to a boil. Reduce heat, then simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, until the mixture reduces by about half and the rhubarb breaks down. Strain out rhubarb and discard, then return the liquid to the stove. Heat gently and whisk in the apple butter and sugar, until the sugar dissolves and the apple butter is well combined. Stir in the orange and lemon juice. Refrigerate until well-chilled (at least 2 hours) or overnight.
  2. To serve: Place the fresh strawberries and apples in the base of a large pitcher or punch bowl. Pour the chilled juices over the top. Top with sparkling wine and serve.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Easy Drink Recipe, Sparkling Rhubarb Apple Sangria

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