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January 13, 2017

Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

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Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then add a bottle of sauvignon blanc , as well as Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long.

Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then a bottle of sauvignon blanc is added, along with Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad

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By a show of hands, how many of y’all are grapefruit fans?

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Grapefruit is such a tasty winter citrus, but it’s not a flavor I’ve always appreciated. Additionally, it’s not something I knew what to do with for a majority of my life. Before this sangria, my grapefruit preference was to simply peel the fruit and devour it immediately.

Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then a bottle of sauvignon blanc is added, along with Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad

Let’s be real: There’s NOTHING wrong with that. But since the folks at Sprouts Farmers Market asked me to elevate the humble grapefruit in a cocktail, I had to figure out another way to utilize grapefruit in my kitchen.

Turns out, grapefruit juice and slices are really delicious in sangria.

And since it’s the heart of grapefruit season, I was able to pick up several pounds of the citrus without breaking the bank.

Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then a bottle of sauvignon blanc is added, along with Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad

This Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria features a bevy of winter citrus and stars the pink grapefruit. The pink grapefruit juice serves as the base. Pour in some sauvignon blanc (or another crisp, dry white wine of your choosing)

Blood oranges and Meyer lemons make an appearance, too. (If you cannot find these beauts on your grocery shelves, naval oranges and regular lemons will do in a pinch.)

Mix ‘em all up, chill for several hours, then it’s time to serve.

Measure the sangria into the glasses, then top with Sprouts Sparkling Lemonade for some sparkle and sweetness.

That’s it!

Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then a bottle of sauvignon blanc is added, along with Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad

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Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then a bottle of sauvignon blanc is added, along with Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad

Think this sangria would be good for a crowd this winter? Maybe for the Big Game or another get-together?

Here’s how you can make it at home:

Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then a bottle of sauvignon blanc is added, along with Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad

Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then a bottle of sauvignon blanc is added, along with Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad
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Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then add a bottle of sauvignon blanc , as well as Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long.
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

Grapefruit Sangria

  • 2 cups pink grapefruit juice , freshly squeezed and strained (~ 3 large ones)
  • 1 750 ml . bottle sauvignon blanc
  • 4 oz . simple syrup (you can add more or less, depending on the sweetness of the grapefruits)
  • 2 blood oranges , sliced
  • 1 Meyer lemon , sliced
  • 1 pink grapefruit , sliced

Individual Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

  • 6 oz . Grapefruit Sangria
  • 3 oz . Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade

Instructions

Make the Sangria

  1. Using a juicer (handheld or electric), juice the grapefruit.
  2. Strain the grapefruit juice using a fine mesh strainer, then transfer to a pitcher.
  3. Pour the sauvignon blanc into the grapefruit juice.
  4. Add the simple syrup.
  5. Place the sliced fruit in the sangria, stir until combined and refrigerate for at least 10 hours.

Pour individual glasses of Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

  1. In a white wine glass, measure in 6 oz. of the sangria.
  2. Top the sangria with 3 oz. of Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade.
  3. Garnish with a thin grapefruit slice, and serve cold.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the total time does NOT include the 10+ hours in the refrigerator. This time is necessary, as the fruit will infuse in the sangria and give it a more powerful citrus flavor.

You can substitute regular grapefruit for the pink grapefruit. You may also substitute naval oranges and regular lemons for the blood oranges and Meyer lemons if you cannot find these in stores.

You can substitute another dry white wine for the sauvignon blanc. Choose one that’s not too oaky or sweet, as it could potentially overpower the light flavors of the grapefruit.

Do you like grapefruit?

Would you drink a glass of this sangria?

19 Comments

  1. Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife

    This drink is simply STUNNING! I already love the sprouts lemonade so I am sure this cocktail is on point!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Meghan! It’s so colorful and perfect for this time of year, and that lemonade just makes it!

  2. Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    This is so pretty! Perfect for a bridal shower!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Des! It really WOULD be perfect for a bridal shower!

  3. Krista

    Whoa whoa whoa! Why didn’t I get an invite when you made these! They look so good!

    • Erin

      Here’s your invite: C’mon over! I shared this with our nanny, friends and neighbors. I’m sure we’ll whip up another batch soon. 😉

  4. Katerina @ diethood .com

    Oh my goodness, this cocktail looks amaaazing!! I love grapefruit!! I am so gonna make this asap!! 🙂

    • Erin

      Grapefruit is sooooooo good, and so is this sangria. Enjoy. Cheers!

  5. Amy Stafford

    This is so pretty. I love all that color and can’t wait to make up a pitcher to enjoy!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Amy! The pink grapefruit adds such delightful color to this sangria. ENJOY!

  6. Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny

    The perfectly refreshing drink! Cannot wait to try it!

    • Erin

      It truly is! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  7. Erin

    So light & refreshing, what a great drink recipe.

    • Erin

      Thank you, Erin! The citrus really does add such a refreshing brightness to the wintertime!

  8. Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

    This looks fantastic, Erin! It’s a cold, wet, dreary day here, and this has me dreaming about warm weather and patio dining.

    • Erin

      Thanks, Julie! I wish that it was less dreary where you are and that this sangria could combat those winter blues. Citrus is my FAVORITE to make the grossness of wintertime a little brighter.

  9. Rebecca Blackwell

    I eat a grapefruit almost every morning because… well, I love them. 🙂 This weekend I am also going to love them in my sangria. Yum! Thank you so much for this recipe!

  10. Sam @ The Culinary Compass

    This looks so refreshing! It’s got me excited for spring weather!

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