As the temps heat up here in Palm Springs -- and everywhere -- I am craving refreshing and sparkling libations. The Dream Team and I love using local ingredients and locally-grown produce whenever possible. Many of our own homes, and those of our friends have clients, have citrus trees with bountiful fruit.
Just the other day, a client loaded me up with grapefruits from the trees on her property. What do you do when life gives you grapefruits? Make Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria, of course!
Cheers and enjoy, my friends!
2 cups pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed and strained (*3 large ones)
750 ml. sauvignon blanc
4 oz. simple syrup (you can add more or less, depending on the sweetness of the grapefruits)
2 blood oranges, sliced
1 Meyer lemon, sliced
1 pink grapefruit, sliced
Individual Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria
6 oz. Grapefruit Sangria
3 oz. Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade
Make The Sangria
Using a juicer (handheld or electric), juice the grapefruit.
Strain the grapefruit juice using a fine mesh strainer, then transfer to a pitcher.
Pour the sauvignon blanc into the grapefruit juice.
Add the simple syrup.
Place the sliced fruit in the sangria, stir until combined and refrigerate for at least 10 hours.
Individual Glasses Of Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria
In a white wine glass, measure in 6 oz. of the sangria.
Top the sangria with 3 oz. of Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade.
Garnish with a thin grapefruit slice, and serve cold.
Notes Chilling time is necessary, as the fruit will infuse in the sangria and give it a more powerful citrus flavor. You can substitute regular grapefruit for the pink grapefruit. You may also substitute naval oranges and regular lemons for the blood oranges and Meyer lemons if you cannot find these in stores.
CHEERS + ENJOY!
Recipe and photos from The Speckled Palate, to see more, click here.