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Citrus Sparkling Cocktail


 
Wanna know a secret? 

I need a little break from wine.
Especially red wine.

No one panic, I think I'll make a full recovery, but while we were in Napa, we drank so many heavenly bottles of red that I just need a teensy break from the hard stuff. My love for the vino is still strong but I think it's time for something a little lighter in my life.

I hit Trader Joe's today and their fruit section was bursting with blood oranges, Meyer lemons, limes and clementines. Fresh, bright, colorful and perfect for warm weather.

Knowing that 5 o'clock was rolling my way and I would most likely be reaching for a wine glass, I decided to whip up the easiest ever sparkling wine cocktail.


Here's what you'll need for a big batch:

one bottle of (inexpensive) sparkling white wine - no need to waste your cash on this one, just grab a bottle that has a pretty label and a low price point.
(champagne would work, too!)
two cans of San Pelligrino Blood Orange
two blood oranges
one navel orange
one lime
one Meyer lemon (they are sweeter than regular lemons)
hint: if you need the batch to go a long way, add a can of Sprite

Combine all ingredients into a big pitcher, give a good stir and store in the fridge until ready to serve. 

For an individual serving, poor a glass of sparkling wine, a splash of blood orange and slices of each fruit, stick a straw in it and call it a Fiesta!


Pro tip, save the slices that don't fit into the pitcher, pop them into a Ziploc and toss into the freezer. Pull them out the next time you have a bottle of white that isn't chilled and use them as ice cubes!
Stephanie [Olive and Tate]
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  1. Yum!! Trying this asap, as in tomorrow ;)

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  2. Not only does this sound delicious, it looks gorgeous too!

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  3. This sounds so good! Pinning for the summer!

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  4. Oh yum! This sounds so good! I'm going to keep this one in my pocket for Easter brunch with my mother in law....:)

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  5. I'm right there with you on wanting something more sparkly and refreshing. This looks so good!!

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  6. PRO. TIP. GENIUS.
    And you had me at blood orange.
    xx

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  7. This looks delicious, I am definitely going to try this when the weather gets a little warmer x

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