Sparkling Summer Sangria

This is my all-time favourite fruity sangria recipe which I developed what seems like forever ago when My Official Treat Taster’s sister was staying with us whilst she was on holiday. We were in the mood for a red wine sangria – ideally something like this delicious frozen sangria – but we didn’t have any red wine to hand. We only had cheap cava.

Sparkling Summer #Sangria #Recipe - a fruity sangria recipe made extra summery with citrus fruits and sparkling wine. Don't think you have to use champagne for this sangria - you can make it just as fabulous with cava, prosecco or sparkling wine! | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

If you’ve been reading Pink Recipe Box for any amount of time*, you’ll know that I love a challenge and if I don’t have all the ingredients to hand for any recipe, I’ll simply substitute, substitute and substitute until I’ve got something that sort-of-resembles-the-initial-thing-but-doesn’t-really-in-the-slightest. And that’s exactly how this champagne sangria recipe was born – despite not even having any champagne on hand.

I was inspired to makeย sparkling sangria by this white sangria recipe from Brown Eyed Baker. It was the first time I’d ever seen a sparkling white wine sangria recipe before (what a sheltered life, right?) and it sounded amazing, so I knew I had to give it a go.ย The result? Well I’ve actually written this easy sangria recipe down on my computer, on my phone and in several notebooks as well as on the blog, just so I can be 100% sure I’ll never, ever lose it – that’s how great this stuff is.

Sparkling Summer #Sangria #Recipe - a fruity sangria recipe made extra summery with citrus fruits and sparkling wine. Don't think you have to use champagne for this sangria - you can make it just as fabulous with cava, prosecco or sparkling wine! | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

This isn’t actually the first time I’ve posted this sparkling wine sangria recipe on Pink Recipe Box – I first posted it on the blog way back in August 2012. But since the photos were pretty terrible (do you have any idea how much glittery turquoise nail polish clashes with the orange of this white sangria, not to mention the sky was full of clouds when I originally took the photos!) I decided to give it a bit of a makeover and re-publish it.

I’m going through a fizzy phase, so this white sparkling sangria recipe is currently my favourite sangria recipe. What kind of sangria do you prefer – red, white, rosรฉ or sparkling?

Sparkling Summer #Sangria #Recipe - a fruity sangria recipe made extra summery with citrus fruits and sparkling wine. Don't think you have to use champagne for this sangria - you can make it just as fabulous with cava, prosecco or sparkling wine! | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

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Sparkling Summer Sangria

Total Time5 mins
Servings: 4 -6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 orange sliced
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • ice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 bottle cava/sparkling white wine/prosecco/champagne
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Instructions

  • Drop the sliced orange and lemon into the serving jug and sprinkle on the sugar. Mash with a spoon until some of the juices escape from the fruit and dissolve the sugar.
  • Add as much ice as you want into the jug and pour in the rest of the ingredients. Stir and serve!

*Yay for sticking with my nonsensical ramblings for so long – thank you!

Comments

  1. This has nothing to do with the recipe…but I love that dress in the photo!

    I am stopping by from the Show Me What Ya Got hop, have a lovely week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Haha! Thanks! It’s new and I haven’t worn it anywhere yet, so I thought I would for the photo!

  2. This most definitely looks like the perfect heat wave remedy! And I seriously love your dress (from what I can see)!!

    Sues

  3. Nicky,
    I’ll take a glass please and thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the dress in the picture too! Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Michelle

  4. That looks so good! Thanks for sharing your sangria recipe at the #saygdayparty. I just pinned this to the Say G’day Saturday board.

    The party is in full swing now so if you haven’t had a chance to visit some the links please do stop by and have a look!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha in Oz

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