Blood Orange Sangria Recipe



Here in So Cal the weather has been more then inviting the past few days.  Gorgeous clear skies, beautiful mid 70's and a gentle breeze to help cool you off.  After the gloomy rainy days we've been having this is the type of weather to help ring in the soon-to-be summer days!  A wonderful citrusy sangria in hand doesn't hurt to help cool you down.  

This past weekend my girls helped me find the most perfect blood oranges at the Farmers' Market.  They were juicy, red stained and so sweet! I just love to break open a ripe blood orange to see the vibrant crimson color inside, don't you??



All my sangria recipes differ with optional fruits, bubbly and alcohol substitutes.  Since I'm not a huge brandy fan, I opted out of using it in this recipe and subbed it for triple sec.  Lime and blood orange compliment each other beautifully, so it was only natural to add the two together, right?! Right!


Memo: Enjoy this citrus wine on a beautiful sunny day, full of bbq'ing fun! 
Most importantly, do not forget to invite yours truly! 

Blood Orange Sangria
Yields 7 servings 
Recipe Created by Epicurean Mom

Ingredients:
2 blood oranges, juiced
1 lime, juiced
2 blood oranges, sliced thinly
1 lime, sliced thinly
1 tablespoon sugar
1 bottle of red wine, I used a cabernet 
2 tablespoons triple sec 
1 teaspoon mint, minced
3 cups blood orange sparkling juice 
Blackberries and minced mint for garnish 

Preparation:
Combine all the ingredients (except for the garnish and the sparkling juice) together in a large jug.  Stir well and place in the fridge overnight.

When ready to serve pour the sparkling juice in the jug and pour into individual cups.  Garnish with mint and blackberries. 

38 comments:

  1. Wow these are absolutely stunning! Love the blue background! :)

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  2. This looks amazing and great pictures too. You must live somewhere warm--jealous!

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    1. Thanks so much Bree! Yes, So Cal! It's so nice to have regular 70 degree weather! :)

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  3. So pretty, I love the pop of turquoise. This is exactly the drink I need to pair with the grilled fish tacos I've been craving! :)

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  4. These look so beautiful and tempting, Katie! What a fabulous and refreshing springtime treat. You've got to love those natural crimson hues that blood oranges open up to reveal!

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    1. Thanks Georgia! I just love the color!! Oddly, Ky (5) won't touch them. She loves oranges but blood orange, no way!

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  5. Gorgeous photos, Katie! I love sangria, especially this time of year!

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  6. Love the colors in the photos! Can't wait to try this out once the baby is born. ;)

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    1. Thanks Sara! Yes, this will grace our brunch table once baby "Katie" is born!

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  8. Would love to sit out on the porch and drink one of these today! Gorgeous!!

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  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the vivid hue that blood oranges lend.

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  10. Blood orange sangria is my type of drink! Beautiful photos too!

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  11. Mmmm Katie your sangria looks soooo good! Perfect for sipping on those hot summer days. While it's no longer summer here, our weather is quite similar to So Cal and we are relatively warm all year round.

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  12. I didn't know about blood oranges until a few years ago. The color is so amazing, really makes our drink special.

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    1. I agree! Every time I cut into one, the color never ceases to amaze me!

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  13. I love sangrias and I love how you incorporated blood oranges into them; fabulous idea! This looks so refreshing.

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    1. Sangria is one of my favorite go-to brunch drink!!

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  14. I have been loving Sangrias lately and I just went to Marmalade today and had a blood orange margarita. Now, I have to make this....YUM

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  15. Oh wow! I LOVE sangria -- i guess it's healthy with all those fruits, right? I'd love to believe it ;)

    ps: Thank you so much for my Saveur voting, support xoxo

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  16. What a nice combination! I don't think I've had blood oranges in sangria before but it makes for a beautiful drink.

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    1. I definitely agree! Definitely beautiful and oh so yummy!!

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  17. Gorgeous! I want a whole pitcher of this to myself!

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  18. Great pictures. Where do you find sparkling blood orange juice? What brand. I power washed my deck so I need to make some to celebrate a job well done!

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    1. Hi Pat!
      Thanks so much :) The sparkling blood orange juice label is 'Lorina.' I'm not sure where you can find that specific brand but in So Cal, we can find it in any health food stores. Although i'm sure you could find something similar in a regular grocery store. Well done on power washing your deck!! Want to do mine?? ;-)

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  19. Katie, this is sure to be a BIG hit at many parties this summer. Beautiful! Pinning now :)

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  20. YUM! I could drink a glass of this right, about.... NOW! I made some Mango Sangria last Friday night, might have to give your recipe a go tonight. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. We have you featured today on Mouth Watering Mondays. Come on over to have a look. Cheers, Tara

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