Bubbly Grapefruit Sangria


Last Sunday I got to actually go to my pool for the FIRST time since I moved in and let me tell you it was worth every overcharged bit of rent I spend to live here.  To be clear the entire day was pretty much perfect.  I got to have an amazing brunch at Lula Café with two of my favorite people, stop by the Logan Square Farmers Market and bop the rest of the day with my best friend Steve.  After an intense stop by the Pride Parade we knew what we needed: Sangria.

Lula Cafe's Baked French Feta with Jalapeno Basil Oil- might as well be heroin

Lula Cafe’s Baked French Feta with Jalapeno Basil Oil- might as well be heroin

Logan Square Farmers Market

Logan Square Farmers Market



So I don’t have a huge pitcher as I should and ended up making this in a big soup pot which at the time I thought was hilarious.  My sangria “witches brew”.  Steve bought me a small pitcher for us to bring to the pool which we were promptly yelled at for (no glass at the pool!- hater).

Witches Brew

Witches Brew

So here is how this goes down.

 Inspired by howsweeteats.


1 bottle of white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc because I recently went to California and purchased all the worlds Sauvignon Blanc but any bottle would be fine- obviously the sweeter the wine the sweeter the sangria)

The top of one of one the cases I finally cracked into in honor of this recipe

The top of one of the cases I finally cracked into in honor of this recipe

1 bottle of Cava (or champagne/sparkling wine/bubbles… you get the idea)

1.5 cup grapefruit juice

0.5 cup club soda

All the worlds strawberries sliced


So that’s it.  I would let it sit for a while to let the flavors meld.  I am not a huge fan of super sweet sangria but you could easily add simple syrup to this or just make sure you are using a relatively sweet cava/wine.  Pairs well with a best friend, a good book and a rooftop pool.


5 thoughts on “Bubbly Grapefruit Sangria

  1. Glad to know the rest of your day was a fun as the first part. I sure did enjoy it, too! The sangria sounds fab! – Uncle Paul

  2. Sounds like a perfect day! Tell Steve “Hi” for me please! I really enjoyed meeting him! I may try this recipe when Barb comes up in a few weeks! Glad you were able to enjoy your pool! We have the “No Glass Allowed” rule at our pool, as well…along with “Absolutely No Alcohol Allowed”…but that’s ok….I live about 15 steps from the pool. Have a great 4th of July, Rana!

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