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! I love grabbing blood oranges as snacks, but now I'll be grabbing a few extra for a pitcher of Blood Orange Sangria!
This sangria recipe with blood oranges is so full of orange flavor and you just have to love that red color!
Recently I had to hide some of the blood oranges I bought for the kids to snack on 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 specific ingredients in blood orange sangria!
A bottle of wine - I like to use a white or rose wine for this orange sangria recipe. I think Pinot Grigio works really well in sangria!
Blood Orange Juice - if you've never bought a blood orange, now is the time! Blood oranges are typically available during the winter months. I typically find them at my local grocery store or Trader Joe's! I think I have seen Costco carry them, too. For this recipe I use the juice of the oranges along with slices of blood oranges to soak up all the yummy sangria and make the pitcher and glasses look pretty.
Grand Marnier - this is an orange flavored liqueur for even more orange flavor in this sangria.
Club Soda or Sparkling Water - I like to top off my sangria with something sparkling, and sparkling water or club soda is perfect for this. If you like sangria a little sweeter, you can use Sprite or 7Up.
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 seriously the ultimate drink for a big group or party. You simply dump all of the ingredients in a large pitcher, let it sit for a few hours for the fruit to soak up the sangria, and then serve! This is perfect for a brunch or a shower, or a patio happy hour!