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Citrus Sangria featuring Florida Blood Oranges

Citrus Sangria featuring Blood OrangesCitrus Sangria featuring Florida Blood Oranges is a remarkably refreshing and Delicious adult beverage featuring stunning Florida Blood Oranges, zesty lemons and sweet key limes with the finest Pinot Grigio and the famous Christian Brothers Frost White Brandy.

Blood oranges are always a cause for celebration in my home every winter here in Central Florida (Haines City) my neighbors and friends that surround me are Citrus growers so I actually start watching the Citrus farms from the first blooms on the trees – I wonder If there’s such a thing is Blood Orange stalking? If there is I’m guilty as charged It’s such a strikingly beautiful and delicious fruit.

I decided to feature those gorgeous oranges today when I made our Sangria for lunch with my friend Tricia – She has a new found love for blood oranges since trying them at our last lunch. Now I’ll be the first to mention this is a far cry from the Traditional Sangria you may have had over the years…

Traditional Sangria is a beverage from Spain and Portugal. It normally consists of wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and a small amount of added brandy. Chopped fruit can include orange, lemon, lime, apple, peach, melon, berries, pineapple, grape, kiwifruit, and mango. A sweetener such as honey, sugar, syrup, or orange juice is added. Instead of brandy, other liquids such as Seltzer, Sprite or 7 Up may be added. Sangria is steeped while chilled for as little as minutes or up to a few days – Source Wikipedia

Citrus Sangria featuring Blood Oranges

  • 2 bottles of chilled Pinot Grigio wine
  • 1 cup Christian Brothers Frost White Brandy
  • 2 blood oranges, cut into thin rounds
  • 2 lemons, cut into thin rounds
  • 3 limes, cut into thin rounds
  • 3 cups of cold 7 Up soda
  • Mint

Directions
Combine 2 bottles of chilled Pinot Grigio wine, 1 cup of Christian Brothers Frost White Brandy, 2 thinly sliced blood oranges, 2 thinly sliced lemons, 3 thinly sliced limes in an extra large glass glass pitchers. Cover Sangria and chill completely, for about 2 to 4 hours. When ready to serve to guests, add the 3 cups of cold 7 Up and mint.

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20 Comments

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    dishofdailylife
    January 22, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    This looks amazing Heidy! I love sangria and I am always up for trying a new recipe! Sending lots of foodie love your way and this is getting pinned to our Features and Faves board for Foodie Fridays and DIY!

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    Cydnee Knoth
    January 21, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Oh wow Heidy! I love Sangria! I predict a very large carafe with this sangria in it very soon. I love blood oranges! Thank you for joining us on #purebloglove. We look forward to having you every Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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    Nicky
    January 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

    This is a wonderful recipe Heidy. I enjoy drinks with citrus flavors. This one is beautiful as well as delicious.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 18, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      I do love Blood Oranges—it’s such a shame they are only a winter fruit.

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    Janette@culinaryginger
    January 14, 2015 at 11:56 am

    What a deliciously refreshing drink and so pretty too.

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    delphineefortin
    January 14, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I love this idea, and the pictures are absolutely fabulous! Good job!

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    Dian
    January 14, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I’m fairly new to Central Florida, When are Blood oranges available here? I’ve been looking for them.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 14, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Right now. From November to March. You should be able to purchase them.

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        Dian
        January 14, 2015 at 9:30 am

        Thank You, I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find them. Last year I found them around Christmas time, but so far this year…. nada 🙁

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          Heidy L. McCallum
          January 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm

          Believe it or not try Walmart. Look at each bag label. Good luck:-)

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    Ronda Eagle
    January 14, 2015 at 12:03 am

    This looks so gorgeous. I just made sangria this weekend but not with citrus so I will have to try this out.

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    mealplanmaven
    January 13, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    What a stunning sangria! I love that you featured our beloved Florida blood oranges!

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    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    January 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    This combo will make you sit up and take notice. Gorgeous!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks so much KC glad you enjoyed Citrus Sangria featuring Florida Blood Oranges, you are in CA right? If so you can get them too 🙂

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    Nicole Neverman
    January 13, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    This sounds totally amazing and refreshing. Love the delicious combination of citrus 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 13, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much for your compliments on Citrus Sangria featuring Florida Blood Oranges Nicole, do you have Blood Oranges where you live?

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