Make the most of winter citrus with Blood Orange Sangria, made with three simple ingredients – the juice from blood oranges, rose wine, and Grand Marnier! Top it off with sparkling water, if you like!
I love how during this time of year, when the weather starts to really get us down, the brightest and cheeriest of fruits are in season. It’s like nature knows what we need to keep us going through these cold winter months, and that is fresh and vibrant citrus!
While my absolute favorite variety of oranges is Cara Cara, we’ve also been loving blood oranges this year. I get a kick out of it when Lars specifies that he wants a blood orange. I’m pretty sure when I was three I was eating canned mandarin oranges and this kid gets blood oranges? What a life.
I had to hide some of the blood oranges I bought from Lars because my main goal for them was this Blood Orange Sangria. Not only does eating citrus brighten me up, but drinking a fun Blood Orange Sangria instead of a glass of red wine also feels more cheery.
Blood Orange Sangria is almost as easy as pouring a glass of wine, too! There are only three main ingredients: a bottle of wine, blood orange juice, and Grand Marnier. I also cut up some oranges to put in the pitcher to soak up all of the yummy wine and Grand Marnier.
For the wine, I used a rose, but you can really use any kind of white wine. You could do a Riesling if you like things a little sweeter, and I personally think a Pinot Grigio would work really well, too!
To top things off, I always like a little bit of sparkling water on my sangria, but this is totally optional. I just use La Croix or something similar, but Fresca, Sprite, or San Pelligrino would all be yummy, too!
Sangria is always great for a big group or party, so if you have a brunch or shower that you’re hosting soon, give this Blood Orange Sangria a try. It will be a hit!
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- 1 cup blood orange juice about 6 blood oranges
- 1 bottle rose a white wine like Pinot Grigio will work, too!
- 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
- 1 blood orange sliced
- 1 navel orange sliced
- sparkling water optional
- In a large pitcher, combine blood orange juice, rose wine, Grand Marnier, blood orange slices, and navel orange slices.
- Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
- Serve over ice and top off with a splash of sparkling water. The sparkling water is optional but fun!