Grapefruit Sangria is a pink sangria made with rose wine, grapefruit simple syrup, vodka, and club soda! This is a fun drink for a girls night, a summer evening on the patio, or for a dinner party!
Grapefruit Sangria is the perfect year round cocktail for when you want something refreshing, sparkling, and with a little kick to it! It’s a great patio sipper on a warm summer evening, but it’s also a fun late winter drink with in-season grapefruit.
Not only is this large-batch sangria recipe delicious, but it is also super easy to make. The only prep that is really required is making the grapefruit simple syrup and cutting up the fruit. Then simply combine, let the fruit soak up all of the yumminess for a couple of hours, and then top off with the club soda. Yum!
Sangria originates from Spain and was typically made with red wine, fruit, and brandy. I love a good red wine sangria (like this one!) but I also really like a white wine or rosé sangria, especially in the winter months. Sangria recipes have evolved over the years, like many recipes do, and now you will find numerous sangria recipes made with different types of wine and liquor.
Sangria is pretty easy to make. To start with this grapefruit sangria, make a grapefruit simple syrup. Combine fresh grapefruit juice, sugar, grapefruit zest, and a little bit of water to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer, cooking until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let it cool. This is an easy step to make in advance, too!
Next, combine the grapefruit simple syrup, wine, vodka, and fruit and let it chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Of note – the sweetness of the sangria will depend on the wine you choose. If you like a sweeter sangria, choose a sweeter rosé or even a white zinfandel if you like things pretty sweet. Once you’re ready to serve, add the club soda. Be sure to add the club soda immediately before serving, as you want the drink to stay bubbly. Enjoy!