My "Blood Orange" Red Sangria Recipe

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I had been wanting to create a sangria recipe for summer. So I decided to put a spin on the traditional red wine sangria by focusing on adding in a citrus flavor. 

My ingredients were:

  • 3 Clementine Oranges
  • 2 Plums
  • 2 Cans of San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa (Sparkling Blood Orange Juice)
  • 2 White Peaches
  • 1 Bin of Blackberries
  • 2 Tbs of Sugar
  • 1 Bottle of Red Wine (serves 4) I used Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Merlot

I didn't use a cup of Brandy because of personal preferences but definitely add it to the mix if you want your sangria to pack more of a punch! 

The best part of making sangria is how simple it is. Take the time to cut up your fruit into small, bite-size slices. When I was putting my batch together I couldn't help but snap a photo of all the colorful pieces of fruit. 

Once you have the wine and ingredients mixed together, put your pitcher in the refrigerator for at least an hour. I try to make mine the night before in order to give it a little extra time to soak. 

Lastly, drink up! This recipe allows your guests to enjoy the rich taste of red wine with just a hint of citrus. Whether it's brunch in the garden or shrimp tacos off the grill, it makes a great addition to even greater company.