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.
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 make 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. 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.
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, rosé or sparkling?
Sparkling Summer Sangria
- ¼ orange sliced
- ½ lemon sliced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 bottle cava/sparkling white wine/prosecco/champagne
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- 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!