Cocktail Hour: Citrus White Sangria

Chase your winter blues away with this fun and fruity Citrus White Sangria – filled with slices of grapefruit, oranges, blood oranges, lemon and lime!

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I will not complain about the weather, but I am extremely anxious for winter to end and for spring to begin. I know I have nothing to hate about winter here in San Diego. We are  not buried in snow or ice or suffering from  single digit temperatures. It is not the winter weather that I disdain, but the SHORT DAYS. I am not a night owl. I prefer the daylight. I long for sunshine. I am more productive when there is light up in the sky. My mood and work habits definitely depend on the sun shining down on me.

One thing I do love about winter is the abundance of citrus fruits in the market. They make me smile. The colors make me think of summer. They are bright, happy, sweet balls of sunshine.

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My family devours oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. A bag of tangerines gets gobbled up in my house after 3 days. Each kid takes at least 2 or 3 of them for a snack.

Blood oranges are new to my crew. They were quickly adopted and welcomed into the family fruit bowl. (Middle Child whispers to me to save the blood oranges just for him.)

Lemons and limes don’t last long in our house, either. We put them in everything: eggs, rice, soup, chicken, fish, you name it. And the pink lemons? Who could resist?

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The colors of these citrus jewels screamed SANGRIA to me. Frankly, everything screams SANGRIA to me! Call me weird, but it’s the only way I can enjoy wine. Boozy fruit? I can’t resist them!

This sangria is the perfect way to chase the winter blues away. And an easy way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Citrus Sangria

This sangria is a terrific way to use your winter citrus crop and chase the blues away! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 750 mL white wine
  • 4 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large orange, peeled and sliced
  • 2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lemon, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lime, peeled and sliced
  • 12 oz lemon-lime soda


  1. In a large pitcher combine:
    • 750 mL white wine
    • 4 oz Triple Sec
    • 1 grapefruit , peeled and sliced
    • 1 large orange , peeled and sliced
    • 2 blood oranges , peeled and sliced
    • 1 lemon , peeled and sliced
    • 1 lime , peeled and sliced
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Prior to serving, stir in:
    • 12 oz lemon-lime soda
  4. Spoon fruit into serving glasses then pour in the sangria.


Serving Suggestions: This recipe is very adaptable. Add a sprig or two of mint for additional flavor.

Cooking Tips: Great orange liqueurs to choose from include Grand Marnier and Cointreau. For reviews, click here.

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Yield: Serves 6

Disclosure: Frieda’s Produce sent me some of these gorgeous citrus fruits to sample and play with. I was not compensated in any other way to write this post. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!

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5 Responses to Cocktail Hour: Citrus White Sangria

  1. You are so funny – I love your writing style. The days are lengthening and we should both be happy not to live in northern latitudes! Pretty, pretty …

  2. Such pretty sangria, I love the citrus!

  3. I’m right there with ya! Bring on the sun. Of course today was pretty perfect. Though as I type this at 5:30 it is getting dark. GREG

  4. I’m totally with you I miss the daylight! Its so incredibly frustrating when your a food blogger! We end up rushing pictures some nights knowing we will run out of light within minutes! Bring on summer! Love the citrus fruit however!

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