Easy Champagne Sangria

Is it just me, or does winter seriously suck this year? Okay, I’m pretty sure it’s not just me. I was feeling down in the winter dumps the other day, so I decided to make this awesome champagne sangria for my boyfriend’s birthday party. It may have been snowy outside, but it felt like Cabo on the inside!

Once again, I got this recipe from the lovely Kristin at Iowa Girl Eats. She seriously has some of the best and easiest recipes!

Champagne Sangria

You will need:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 4 kiwis
  • 1 bottle of sweet Riesling
  • 1 bottle of Brut champagne
  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice

Start out by de-seeding your pomegranate. An easy way to do this is to cut it in half, and then pulling out the seeds under water – this helps them separate from the pith more. After you’re done, strain them and put them aside.

Doesn't this just make you want to be on a beach somewhere? I hate winter.

Doesn’t this just make you want to be on a beach somewhere? I hate winter.

Next, slice your orange. It’ll look super pretty, like this:

Did you know oranges are actually in season right now? Maybe December isn't too bad.

Did you know oranges are actually in season right now? Maybe December isn’t too bad.

Then, slice your kiwis. Make sure to slice off the skin first, but try to get as close to the kiwi as possible, so you don’t lose too much fruit.

Yum.

Yum.

Now you can combine all of them and mix them up.

I could just eat this the way it is!

I could just eat this the way it is!

Next, pour the Riesling into a pitcher or a punch bowl. Make sure that it’s sweet Riesling! I used Chateau Ste. Michelle’s famous one. It’s pretty good and not expensive.

And I'm from Washington, gotta support my local economy!

And I’m from Washington, gotta support my local economy!

Then you can go ahead and add the fruit into the pitcher or bowl.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Let it sit anywhere from 2 to 24 hours. When you’re ready to serve, pour in the whole bottle of champagne and the 1 1-2 cup of orange juice. Mix it together and then serve!

I'm sure this would've been a big hit at the party if we didn't drink most of it first.

I’m sure this would’ve been a big hit at the party if we didn’t drink most of it first. Oops!

And you’re done! This was so easy to make and not too expensive, either – I’ll definitely be making it again!