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.

grapefruit sangria in two glasses

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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.

    sparkling grapefruit sangria close up

    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.

    sparkling grapefruit sangria in glasses and a pitcher

    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!

    pouring lemonade in sparkling grapefruit sangria

    Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria Essentials

    Get the look!

    sparkling grapefruit sangria in a glass with a pitcher behind

    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:

    Glass of grapefruit sangria with grapefruit and blood orange slices

    Glass of grapefruit sangria with grapefruit and blood orange slices
    Yield: 8 servings

    Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Chilling Time: 10 hours
    Total Time: 10 hours 30 minutes

    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.

    Ingredients

    Grapefruit Sangria

    • 2 cups pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed and strained (~ 3 large ones)
    • 750 ml. 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.

    Notes

    Chilling 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.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

    Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    18 Comments

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

      1. 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. 😉

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

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

      1. 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.

    4. 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!

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