Recipe Book: Citrusy Champagne Sangria

Why is it that when the sun is shining we can only think of having our feet up and sipping on a cocktail? And what better one than a champagne sangria! We love this bubbly twist on a classic recipe, so throw it together this weekend and let us know what you think by tweeting us @mintmag_ie.

Ingredients

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

Directions

1. Prepare simple syrup by stirring sugar and water until sugar completely dissolves. Keep in refrigerator to chill while prepping other ingredients.
2. In a tall pitcher, add all fruits + grapefruit juice + salt + simple syrup and ginger ale . Chill in refrigerator for a few hours, preferably overnight.
3. To serve, add sangria in a fancy-schmancy glass and top it with bubbly champagne! Toast with your loved ones!

Credit // Kirantarun

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