Weekend Cheers: Citrus Sangria



Pop, Clink, Fizz! It's the weekend and I've got a sparkling citrus sangria for you to try.  As some of you may know, I have a slight love for grapefruit.  I think it's safe to say it's my favorite fruit and I'm confident that grapefruit season keeps my winter blues away!

This weekend will be pretty low key for us which I don't mind one bit.  It's been raining all week so I'm looking forward to some sunshine and getting more work done in the garden.  I need to mulch the flower beds and throw in a few lingering tulip bulbs that never got planted this fall. (Oops!)  I also got some new window treatments for our living room so I plan on throwing a few winks at Daniel tonight in hopes that he'll help me hang them tomorrow.

Hope you enjoy your weekend too!

***** Citrus Sangria ****************************************************************

// Ingredients //

2 cups Riesling wine
2 cups grapefruit juice
1/2 cup orange liquor
2 cups champagne
Fresh citrus slices such as lemons, oranges, grapefruit, clementine
Fresh mint for garnish

// Instructions //

1.  Mix Riesling wine, grapefruit juice, orange liquor and citrus slices.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

2.  At time of service, mix in champagne and stir.  Pour sangria and garnish with fresh citrus slice and a sprig of mint.


*photos by Amy Mikkelsen

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  2. Oh yum! I love sangria. Definitely trying this.

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  3. This looks absolutely divine! I'm so glad I found your blog - new follower! :)

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  4. this looks fabulous and such a pretty pic~

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  5. Now this is a perfect cocktail!

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  6. Gorgeous. I am going to serve this at my friend's baby shower. Did you use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice?

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  7. Gorgeous. I am going to serve this at my friend's baby shower. Did you use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice?

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    1. This is perfect for a baby shower! You could use either. I believe I used fresh since they were in season at the time I posted this. However, my favorite brand of grapefruit juice is Indian River, if you choose to go that route.

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