citrus sangria

Everyone always talks about going out for drinks on Thursday and Friday as the week is coming to an end.  But I say, what about drinks on Monday?

citrus sangria // edible perspective

It seems like the exact perfect day for a drink.

Something to look forward to at the start of the week.  Something with a little zing.  Something to get you through the last weeks of winter, or the start of winter if you live in Colorado. 

citrus sangria // edible perspective

This drink is light and refreshing with a definite burst of juicy citrus flavor.  Sure to brighten the Monday blues.

citrus sangria // edible perspective

And the best part?

Eating the fruit cocktail at the bottom of your glass.

citrus sangria // edible perspective

citrus sangria // edible perspective

citrus sangria // edible perspective

citrus sangria // edible perspective

Print this!

Citrus Sangria yields 2-4 servings

adapted from: Jessica’s Blood Orange Sangria

  • 1 bottle chardonnay
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 3 blood oranges
  • 1 cara-cara orange, or other orange
  • 1/2 ruby red grapefruit
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 small pear
  • sparkling water
  1. Pour the wine and brandy in a large pitcher.
  2. Juice 2 blood oranges, 1/2 grapefruit, and 1/2 lemon.  Juicing by hand works perfectly.
  3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove pulp and seeds, then pour into the pitcher.  Stir.
  4. Core and chop the apple and pear and place the pieces into the pitcher.
  5. Slice the remaining 2 oranges into halved segments and/or round slices and add to the pitcher.
  6. Stir and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Best if chilled for 4 hours before serving to allow flavors to fully develop.
  7. Pour each glass, add some of the fruit, and a good splash of sparkling water [about 2-3 tablespoons per serving, for 4 servings].

notes/subs: Recipe is easily doubled.  For a sweeter drink add 1/4 cup sparkling citrus juice in step 1, and reduce the splash of sparkling water by half.

Check Jessica’s recipe for a fun idea for rimming the glasses with sugar!

citrus sangria // edible perspective

Can’t transport a pitcher of sangria to a friend’s house?

No problem.  Make the sangria ahead of time and pour into 12oz jars with a lid for each guest!

citrus sangria // edible perspective

Hello, Monday.

You don’t look so bad after all.

Ashley