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Grapefruit Sangria Recipe

I recently rediscovered my grapefruit sangria recipe and knew I had to share!  I was looking for a sangria recipe that would be perfect for Spring, something light and refreshing to serve some friends who were coming over.  Since this sangria recipe uses white wine, you don’t have to let it sit for 24 hours before serving, only about 2 -3.  This is great if you don’t know you’re having people over till the morning or afternoon of!  I also think the white wine gives it a lighter taste compared to the boldness that red sangria recipes can have.  Not to mention that I think the bits of grapefruit in this sangria remind me of pink petals floating on top of water.  Which is perfect for Spring!

Grapefruit Sangria Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

Ingredients:

  • 2 red grapefruits
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1 nip Chambord
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 750ml bottle of dry white wine
  • 750ml bottle of sparkling water or club soda
  • ice cubes (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Slice and deseed one grapefruit and set aside for garnish.  Start by peeling/slicing/deseeding the other grapefruit then with your fingers pull apart the pulp and place into your sangria pitcher.
  2. Add the lemonade, Chambord, and white wine.
  3. While stirring add the sugar and keep stirring until all the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Chill sangria in the fridge for 2 – 3 hours.  I chilled my white wine, lemonade and sparkling water before hand so I only needed to let it sit for 2 hours.  If your ingredients are at room temperature, let them chill for the full 3 hours.
  5. Before serving, top off each glass with some sparkling water and squeeze a slice of grapefruit into the glass.  Now you’re ready to serve!

Grapefruit Sangria Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

Grapefruit Sangria Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

Grapefruit Sangria Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

If you’re planning a brunch for Easter then it’s a must to have some lovely brunch cocktails set up for your guests.  The traditional brunch cocktails are mimosas and bloody mary’s, maybe even a sangria.  However in today’s world of Pinterest and foodie bloggers, I think we can take things up a notch!  Even just having one signature cocktail along side some white wine and rosé shows your guests you put in a little added thought.  Also remember that if you’d like a lighter cocktail, you can always add seltzer or tonic water to these recipes:

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Mojito Margaritas via How Sweet It Is

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Citrusy Champagne Sangria via Kiran Tarun

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Paloma with Salty Chili Sugar via How Sweet It Is

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Add seltzer to make this Lemon Drop Margarita a Margarita Spritzer!

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Pineapple Jalapeño Sangria via Best Friends for Frosting

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Frozen Rosé via Basil and Bubbly

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Melon Basil White Wine Spitzer via The Sweetest Occasion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall Sangria Recipe

I love sangria!  Sangria is usually thought of as a Summer cocktail but there’s so many ways to change it up for Fall.  By swapping out some of the typical sangria fruits like melon and grapes with more in-season ones like cranberries and apples, you can really change up any sangria recipe.  Take a look at this sangria recipe and you’ll be ready to go pumpkin picking in no time!

Fall Sangria Recipe

Ingredients:

2 apples, cored and sliced
3/4 cup cranberries
2 pears, sliced
1 750mL bottle hard cider
1/2 cup bourbon
2 Tbsp Calvados or other apple brandy
1 cup ginger beer

Directions:  Add to a large pitcher all the prepared fruit. Pour in the bourbon, calvados and ginger beer and stir. Slowly add the bottle of hard cider. Set in the fridge for 2 hours and serve. (If you’d prefer to preserve more carbonation, serve immediately or hold off on adding the hard cider until serving.)

 

I altered the recipe I found at Cheese and Chocolate

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Pineapple Sangria Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, juice included
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 (750ml) bottle sweet white wine
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 cup mango pineapple vodka
  • 2 cups Sprite

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add pineapple chunks and juice, strawberries, and oranges to the bottom of a pitcher. Stir in wine, orange juice, and vodka. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until completely chilled.
  2. Stir in Sprite right before you’re ready to serve.

 

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Watermelon Cucumber Sangria

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  • 1 small watermelon
  • 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle Sauvignon blanc or other semi-dry white wine, chilled
  • 1 liter bottle carbonated water, chilled

Directions

  1. Cut the melon in half; remove and discard seeds and rind. Cut melon into thin slices. In a large pitcher* combine melon, cucumber, lime slices, and the 12 mint leaves. In a small bowl stir together lime juice and honey until combined; pour over melon mixture. Add wine, stirring gently. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. To serve, stir in carbonated water. Ladle or pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with additional mint.

via BHG

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Honeycrisp Apple Sangria Recipe

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Grab the recipe over at Sally’s Baking Addiction!

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Skinny Girl Sangria Review

With Summer just around the corner, it was definitely time for another cocktail review!  This time I got the ladies together to review the Skinny Girl Sangria.  I’ve tried other bottled sangrias before but only reds so I was excited to try this.  Throughout the winter I spotted this bottle on the shelf of my local liquor store but the mood to try it never really hit me till this past weekend.

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When you first open the bottle there’s a yummy citrus-y smell that pops out at you.  After smelling it, the ladies and I couldn’t wait to try it!  There’s a REALLY strong citrus taste that hits your palate first.  Followed by a light tropical after taste.  Unfortunately the general consensus was to dump out the bottle.  Only 1 out of 6 “kinda” liked it.  We tried mixing it with some OJ but the citrus punch was still overwhelming.  I was pretty disappointed by the Skinny Girl Sangria, especially after liking the piña colada and margarita blends.  Overall I give it 2 stars.

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