Ready to sip your way into spring and summer? Sweet and tangy, fresh grapefruit juice pairs up with chardonnay and a subtle floral hint from rose infused vodka for an easy to make, crowd pleasing sangria.
It's FINALLY sangria season!
Cheers friends! I'm on vacation! Just kidding. I'm technically not on vacation, but I'm writing this on a plane...by myself...on the way to a conference to nerd out about food and recipes and blogging things. ::insert record scratch:: WHY DON'T I HAVE A COCKTAIL IN MY HAND?
Oh right, it was 7am when it was appropriate to order beverage service. Since I can't sip on a cocktail, I can at least tell you about this cocktail because it sure is a winner. Like sipping on that first really great, bright, Spring day. The kind of day that makes you want to go buy flowers and herbs to plant in your garden and put down fresh mulch. This drink, it tastes like that feeling (not like the mulch.)
When to Serve Sangria
Literally, whenever you want right? By all means, mix yourself up a glass when you're in the mood for a wine cocktail but when it comes to party planning sangria is my favorite to serve. If you like sangria, you should give frosé a try in the summer. This Grapefruit and Rose Sangria is perfect for both spring and summer seasons and also if you can't keep something frozen but chilled.
Here are some ideas for how to get your sangria making party on:
- Host a Brunch
- Bring to Brunch
- Casual weeknight get together
- Let's hang out in the yard and chill
- Sunday afternoons
- Date night in
Really, any occasion is a good occasion to sip on a cheerful glass of fruity, boozy wine.
How to make grapefruit and rose sangria
Don't be fooled, this recipe is for grapefruit and rose, not grapefruit and rosé. BUUUUT you could 100% substitute rosé wine for the chardonnay and everything would still be mighty delicious.
To make this heavenly concoction you'll need to locate some Ketel One Grapefruit and Rose Botanical Vodka. This post isn't sponsored by Ketel One, I am just really love their new botanical line. It's flavored vodka without the gross/weird after taste you might normally get with flavored vodkas.
Love cosmos? Try this instead. Or to switch up your usual vodka soda. It will not disappoint.
Speaking of not disappointing...you know what doesn't disappoint? When the sangria is just a touch boozy. So that's why we're teaming up this infused vodka and chardonnay for a killer grapefruit sangria recipe.
So there are two different ways to go about getting your sangria on...1.) you make enough for just a glass for yourself. 2.) you multiply it by 10 and make a big ole batch for you and your besties. For the single glass shake it up in a shaker over ice and pour into a glass. If choosing the big batch option just go ahead and mix the ingredients in your serving pitcher. Stir it up with a whisk really good and store in the fridge to cool. Pour over plenty of ice.
THAT IS ALL SHE WROTE. Literally. I going to get myself some sangria! You should too. And if you make it be sure to share it on social media so I can see!
Love Wine Cocktails? Try these!
- Lavender Grapefruit Mimosas
- Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria
- Pomegranate Prosecco Kombucha Cocktail
- Lavender Peach Wine Slushies (perfect for pool parties!)
- Summertime Rosé Push Pops
- Mango Ginger Sangria by Stress Baking
- Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria by Whitney Bond
Spring and Summer App Ideas
Need a snack to go with those delicious cups of sangria? Here are a few ideas for you to try:
- Simple Summer Flatbread with Grilled Corn and Arugula
- Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa (feeds a crowd!)
- Peach and Burrata Toast
- Lobster Guacamole
- Mussels in Dijon + White Wine
Grapefruit and Rose Sangria
Single Serving Grapefruit and Rose Sangria
- 1 ½ fluid ounces Ketel One Botanicals Grapefruit and Rose
- 3 ounces chardonnay
- 3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce triple sec
- fresh basil for garnish
Batch Recipe - serves 10
- 2 scant cup Ketel One Botanicals Grapefruit and Rose (see note)
- 3 ¾ cup chardonnay
- 3 ¾ cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 ¼ cup triple sec
- fresh basil for garnish
- Single Serving: Combine the vodka, chardonnay, grapefruit juice and triple sec in a shaker with ice. Shake for 10 to 15 seconds. Carefully pour the liquid and the ice cubes into your glass of choice (see notes). Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
- Batch Recipe: In the serving pitcher/container, combine the vodka, chardonnay, grapefruit and triple sec. Whisk vigorously together and store in a cold place until serving. Pour over ice into your glass of choice and garnish with fresh basil.
- The batch recipe doesn't multiply evenly on the vodka, so you'll want just under 2 cups (2 cups minus 1 to 2 tablespoons). You can always add more vodka if you feel you went a little under, but start with less and add as needed.
- If using regular wine glasses, carefully add the ice so as not to break the delicate sides of the glass with the hard ice cubes.