Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria.
It seems that every three months I crave seasonal sangria.
I don’t know what this says about me but let’s just roll with it. Because it’s quite apparent that I have a sangria issue, as witnessed here, here and here, and in my opinion that is one of the best issues to have.
Here’s the deal: do you love grapefruit? You should. We would be even better friends if you did. But I understand that it’s a little… sour, tart, whatever you want to call it and that it just might not be up your alley. I, as a matter of fact, LOVE GRAPEFRUIT. But you know this. I freak out over any and everything grapefruit, coating my lips in grapefruit lip balm, washing my hands with grapefruit soap, scrubbing my counter with grapefruit cleanser, wiping my face with grapefruit wipes and eating the heck out of as many grapefruits as I can. I adore the punch of tartness. That’s really what it is, right? Grapefruit flavor essentially punches you right smack in the schnoz.
Especially when it’s an actual grapefruit. I probably love grapefruit scented/flavored things so much because they tend to be sweeter, but as I’ve whined about before, I love the actual citrus PLAIN as day. No sugar, nuh uh.
I knew this sangria would work because a few weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon, my husband and I decided to play around with the grapefruit sorbet I had made (that stuff is like a drug) and a half-drank (drunk?) bottle of prosecco that was used for some recipe development.
We spent a good hour dropping a giant scoop of frozen sorbet into an ice cold glass of prosecco. Then we drank it.
It was delicious and in my mind, it was only going to get better with some additional white wine, more bubbles, simple syrup and strawberries.
If I could inject this straight into my veins, I would. Wait… but then I wouldn’t taste it. Wait… why do people say that?
I think I’ve got this wrong.
I’ll stick to drinking it.
Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria
- 1 750 mL bottle riesling
- 1 750 mL bottle prosecco, or a dry champagne
- 1 cup grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 grapefruit, cut into chunks/slices
- Place fruit in a large pitcher then combine remaining ingredients and pour on top. Refrigerate an hour or so before serving.
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Oh and moral of the story: gotta love grapefruit to love this. Gotta.
118 Comments on “Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria.”
LOVE grapefruit. LOVE sangria. Clearly this is a match made in heaven.
Wow. This drink…those shots…amazing. I continue to look up to you in awe. <3
Oh wow, I love love sangria, this one looks delicious :) and these photos are beautiful!
This sangria looks AMAZING. I could seriously live on grapefruit. :)
As you can probably tell by my instagram, I dig boozey concoctions. I straddle the line between alcohol lover and he’s hungover again. What the hell does all this mean? I know good booze. And this sangria is good (scratch that) great booze. Amen to you for feeding my need for the juice.
Seriously calling my name…love anything sangria and grapefruit!
Love love love grapefruit and this sangria. Oh my.
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I love the tart fresh taste of grapefruit. This will make a wonderful refreshing summer drink. Drinking it now, will be summer in a glass. :)
Wow! I adore grapefruit, have eaten it almost daily since grade school! I crave it always.. YUM. My fam eats it with Sweet N Low sprinkled on hahaha… I don’t really get down that way, just plain is perfect for me. Also I lovelove prosecco… I don’t even drink cocktails (sauvignon blanc straight up please) but I will have to make this.. first BBQ of the season :)
Can’t wait to make this on a hot summers day!! Looks amazing!
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I love grapefruit too…I admit more fond of the pink and slightly sweeter variety but I digress. What I really want to say is that I love sangria but not with red wine. White wine, prosecco, cava…all of them seem more perfect with fruit; this absolutely included.
This sangria look delicious!! All the colors in the drink look amazing. I love the fruit pieces you’ve included in it.
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Made the sangria for our Easter brunch. It was a hit. Could it be even better than mimosa?! Really, could it?!
Wait, there are people out there who don’t like sangria…
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This was delicious! I decided to make it today. Happy sangria Saturday! :)
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This was really easy to make and really tasty. I made some substitutions. I used ruby red grapefruits and contreau instead of simple syrup… soo goood! Thank you so much for sharing!
Made this for the wife mostly. I didn’t think I’d like it with the grapefruit. But It was really good. I did a little more syrup to make it just a bit sweeter
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Can’t wait to try this! Thank you
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