Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria With Lillet Rosé Recipe

Photograph: Elana Lepkowski

This sparkling sangria makes use of the French aperitif Lillet Rosé, which comes already flavored with sweet and bitter orange peel and fruit liqueurs to boost the flavor of the pitcher drink. Grapefruit adds crisp tartness, just right for a hot day.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 4 hrs
Serves: 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 15 fresh mint leaves

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (see note)

  • 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice, from about 2 Ruby Red grapefruits, plus 1/2 of one grapefruit, peel intact, cut into rough chunks

  • 1 cup Lillet Rosé

  • 1 bottle Cava, chilled

Directions

  1. In the bottom of a pitcher, gently muddle together the mint leaves and simple syrup. Add grapefruit chunks, grapefruit juice, and Lillet Rosé. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

  2. When ready to serve, add Cava to the pitcher and stir gently. Serve over ice.

Special Equipment

Pitcher, muddler

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
133 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 133
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 134mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)