what do you do with blackberries and blood oranges?

When I was at my Mom’s house earlier this week she had blood oranges and blackberries sitting on the table. I asked, “Mom what are you planning to do with these?” She gave me an answer that I was not expecting.

Over the last few weeks she had been talking about making Sangria. At the farmer’s market she had found blood oranges, and blackberries are her favorite fruit, so she thought that it only made since to create a Sangria with them. After tasting the result, I can not complain with her logic.

Look at those blood oranges. Such an interesting fruit. Here is how she made her Sangria.

You will need:

– 3 blood oranges

– 1 cup blackberries

– 2 fifths (1.5 L) of red table wine (use whatever you want here)

– 1/4 cup honey

– 1/2 cup Grand Marnier

Save one of the blood oranges. Squeeze the juices from the remaining oranges and combine with the wine, honey, Grand Marnier, and black berries into a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir the contents of the pitcher a few times until everything is mixed together. Chill the mixture over night. Right before serving, cut the blood orange you saved into pinwheel slices( so they look like the slices floating in the pitcher above) and place in the pitcher or punch bowl.

Invite some friends over and share what you have made with them. It is spring time so this would be perfect to have for a weekend gathering. In case you were wondering the beautiful orange roses you see in the picture are from my mom’s garden. She loves her roses. Enjoy!

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