This Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria Recipe has a citrus twist and is perfect for warmer weather! So easy to throw together and is just beautiful to serve.
I’m rebelling against winter. We’ve had yet another snowstorm, the roads are still icy even though it stopped snowing almost 24 hours ago, I’ve cancelled a wine reception I was attending this evening (hosted by Francis Ford Coppola – yes, I’m just a smidge disappointed that I won’t get to meet him) and the kids are home from school again. Normally I LOVE snowstorms and the kids being home from school, but this particular winter has proven to me that even things you love aren’t good in excess. Wait, maybe this grapefruit sangria recipe is the exception!
So yeah, I’m rebelling. This grapefuit sangria recipe is one that is more for warm weather – the white wine, prosecco and grapefruit combination is incredibly refreshing. But I needed refreshing – no more stews and hot soups or Nutella hot chocolate! I need a little spring (summer would be better but I don’t want to get greedy) and this grapefruit sangria recipe was the perfect way to get me there. It’s not too grapefruitey and the prosecco adds a nice fizz. And I always love a good drink that I can make it large quantities, it gives me a great reason to invite some friends over!
You’ll need a day for the flavors in this grapefruit sangria to marry before enjoying so be sure to keep that in mind when you make it. It still tastes good after an hour or so but the flavors really develop with more time. And don’t be tempted to add the Prosecco until just before serving or the fizz will fizzle out :)
Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria
The flavor of this sangria deepens over time; try to allow 24 hours before you plan to serve.
- 1 bottle riesling
- 1 bottle prosecco
- 2 cups grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup (I used this agave nectar for cocktails)
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 grapefruit (quartered then cut into slices)
- Put all ingredients except Prosecco into a large pitcher. Place in refrigerator and allow to sit for 24 hours.
- When ready to serve, add Prosecco and gently stir. Pour into serving glasses, scoop out some fruit and add to each glass.