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Easy Winter Citrus Sangria

winter citrus sangria

If you’re a fellow citrus lover, winter may be one of your favorite times of the year for in-season fruits. Although winter is by far my least favorite season, any drink with grapefruit in it has my vote. I must admit, I have been known to order the “pinky orangish” drinks just based off their color. I am also a huge fan of sangria, so when I found this winter citrus sangria recipe I knew I would have to adapt it and make it my own!

winter citrus sangria

While shopping at my local market for ingredients, I decided to pick a few different citrus-flavored fruits, so that the sangria would have a full flavor profile. The original recipe did not call for oranges but I chose to add blood oranges because of their flavor and deep interior color… they look as good as they taste!

winter citrus sangria

winter citrus sangria

Here’s what you’ll need (it’s super easy)…

Winter Citrus Sangria // makes 1 pitcher

1 bottle rose
1 bottle champagne (I used prosecco)
12 oz grapefruit juice
2 to 3 grapefruits, lemons, and blood oranges, sliced for garnish (add a couple sprigs of rosemary if you’d like)

Combine the first three ingredients in a large pitcher and stir together. Carefully ddd the slices of grapefruit, lemon and blood oranges. Pour the sangria into glasses and add a either a slice of blood orange or lemon and a sprig of rosemary for garnish. Add ice if needed.

winter citrus sangria

This is actually one of those cocktails I can see myself making all year long! Tell me- what are some of your go-to winter cocktails recipes? For another yummy citrus option, check out Sarah’s Pink Grapefruit Cocktail. Happy Friday!

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