Blood Orange Sangria

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Happy almost Friday!  Whew… it’s been a while, y’all!  Life has been insane for the most part and I consistently feel like a chicken with my head cut off, but I just couldn’t stay away any longer ;-)  With summer rapidly approaching, I created a bunch of sangria recipes for work and this one was one of my favorites.  Blood oranges are SO good, their color is incredible and when combined with wine, strawberries and blackberries, the combination is to die for.  As a huge lover of Pinot Noir, this recipe, which includes my favorite varietal, allows me to sip on a delicious red without completely overheating on a hot summer day.  I can’t wait to make this again!  Stay tuned for a few more recipes to add to your list of entertaining ideas for summer :-)  Cheers!

PS: Huge thanks to The Nest and Inspired By This for featuring this recipe!

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Ingredients

1 bottle ONEHOPE Pinot Noir
1 cup ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine (optional if you would like it bubbly)
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup blackberries
2 blood oranges (sliced)
Lemon slices (optional)
Lime slices (optional)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup sugar

Directions

1) Combine all ingredients (except Sparkling) into a carafe, cover and refrigerate for 4-24 hours. The longer your sangria mixture sits, the more infused the flavors become :-)

2) Before serving fill each glass with crushed ice and allow guests to garnish with their own fruits.

3) Top with sparkling if desired

Yield: 4-6 servings

Recipe adapted from: http://fabtasticeats.com/2013/01/29/blood-orange-blackberry-sangria/

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