Hi cocktail lovers! The week has been a doozy for me and I've been looking forward to a cocktail all week. Between launching my new Wedding Collection ( you can check that out here), having more issues with my printer for the second half of the Wedding Collection, and the emotional inauguration, I'm spent.
I picked up this week's cocktail, along with a few other canned cocktails, at World Market a few weeks ago. I love that they are starting to carry more canned cocktails! I consistently see The Long Drink, Two Chicks and Cafe Agave there which are all brands I've reviewed and loved. I decided to grab this rosé sangria because even though it is wine, it's really a wine cocktail in my book since it includes fruit and fruit juice instead of just straight wine.
But if I'm being honest, I'm not expecting to like this ready-to-drink sangria. Mostly because I haven't had the best of luck with the bigger, more established brands like this one that's been around forever. A lot of those cocktails were created before this new wave of interest in pre-made cocktails and they just aren't as good. In my opinion they survived in the past because there weren't a lot of options but now there are new canned and ready-to-drink cocktails hitting the market constantly. And a lot of those new brands are using real ingredients and real liquor. They aren't settling for flavoring a malt beverage or using cheap wine as the base of the cocktail.
All of this is just to say, I'm skeptical about this one being able to stand up next to the new kids on the block but let's just rip off the bandaid and see how it goes.
Here is my official review of the Capriccio Rosé Sangria:
One shaker = not sweet at all // Five shakers = your teeth may curl
This ready-to-drink sangria is pretty sweet with the sweetness coming from the fruit flavors. It's not too sweet for me but it is on the sweeter end. If you like sweeter wines like Moscatos or Rieslings, it's kind of like that but in sangria form with more flavors from all of the different fruit juices. It's pretty sweet and I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos
Officially this one rings in at 13.9% ABV which is pretty strong especially considering that this is made of wine and not liquor. I really liked how boozy this canned cocktail was. It's basically the opposite of a light hard seltzer and you know I'm here for that all day, every day.
Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?
I probably won't just because wine, even rosé, is not my go-to drink of choice. But I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to my wine loving friends.
Until next week cocktail lovers, Cheers!
COMING SOON!! The Swizzly used in this review is part of my Wedding Collection which is now live on my site with the exception fo the can versions. As soon as the new packaging comes in, this design will also be available in my shop.