Happy Friday! The sun is shining and everyone seems to be in a good mood this afternoon. I hope you have some fabulous weekend plans in store. Mine will begin with wine on the patio with some of my favorite ladies; not a bad place to start! If you need a little inspiration, why not treat yourself to some champagne sangria? Check out the recipe below from Kiran Tarun.
Citrusy Champagne Sangria
4 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 cup ginger ale
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 blood orange, thinly sliced
3 clementines, thinly sliced
1 honey crisp apple, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
pinch of salt
1 bottle of chilled champagne
- Prepare simple syrup by stirring sugar and water until sugar completely dissolves. Keep in refrigerator to chill while prepping other ingredients.
- In a tall pitcher, add all fruits + grapefruit juice + salt + simple syrup and ginger ale . Chill in refrigerator for a few hours, preferably overnight.
- To serve, add sangria in a fancy-schmancy glass and top it with bubbly champagne! Toast with your loved ones.