You gotta love a cocktail that’s both refreshing and easy to make, and this blood orange sangria fits the bill perfectly…
There’s really nothing more gorgeous than a glass of sangria. It’s an easy recipe to make and you can alter it as needed, depending on what’s in season.
For instance, this blood orange citrus combination is perfect for warm weather or you can recreate our autumn fig sangria recipe for cooler temperatures.
Since February is height citrus season, it’s the perfect time to combine refreshing white wine with fresh squeezed blood oranges to make the perfect Blood Orange Sangria. I mean, does it get any better?
I, Alex, will be honest, I can find almost any excuse to enjoy blood oranges this time of year. Basically, I’m addicted.
Their beautiful pinkish, ruby color is so eye-catching that it lends a nice hue to almost any dish.
I toss a few slices into yogurt, oatmeal, salads and even a glass of ice water for an extra pop of color. You can never have too much!
To offset the tart taste in this recipe, I’ve added in a small amount of simple syrup. I dislike sangria that’s too cloying, so start with a modest amount and add more if needed, or you can just skip it altogether!
You can also substitute honey, agave, or stevia if preferred. One of my favorite parts of this recipe is that it is so easy to tweak to your tastes!
Do you have any go-to sangria recipes? I’m partial to blood orange sangria but would love to hear any of your recommendations!
In case you’re looking for some other cocktail recipes to warm up with, here are some of my favorites —
- A refreshing white autumn sangria recipe
- The best easy turkey chili recipe
- An easy hot spiced wine recipe
- Coffee old fashioned cocktail for a twist on the classic
- Healthy easy baked apple recipe
Blood Orange Sangria Recipe
- 8 oz freshly squeeze blood oranges
- 1 bottle Pinot grigio or any other light white wine
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 0.3 cup Triple sec
- 0.5 cup club soda
- Sliced blood oranges for serving
- In a large pitcher, combine the wine, blood orange juice, simple syrup, triple sec and club soda. Stir well to combine.
- To serve, fill each glass with a few ice cubes (or crushed ice, my favorite), and pour the sangria in. Garnish with a few slices of blood oranges.