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!
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!
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.
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!