Are you seeing signs of Spring where you live? I am seeing it here and it brings me joy. My kids even seem happier. Physical activity outside and some good vitamin D can do wonders for a body. Here in DC I am hearing the snow melting. It’s so loud sometimes pouring off my roof and around my house that it sounds like I live beside a river. Yesterday there was a woodpecker in my backyard and we can hear birds singing. I found tulips at Whole Foods = joy!
I decided to celebrate the dawn of Spring with a summery Blood Orange Wine Spritzer. I have been dying to make this but haven’t seen blood oranges until now. Blood oranges are in season from December to May so get them before they are gone. They are full of antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. They make a great sweet snack at only 80 calories and 3 grams of fiber. Add to greek yogurt, kale smoothies, oatmeal or green salads. Check out this gorgeous blood orange pound cake.
This sparkling wine spritzer is like a sangria for one. It could easily be made in a pitcher for girl’s wine night. Use any oranges that are in season like Cara Caras or Tangelos. Add fresh mint, limes or lemon. Rim the glass with turbinado sugar for an extra fancy touch.
Enjoy this light and refreshing treat while listening to the sweet sound of Spring.
- Juice of half of a blood orange
- White wine I used Sauvignon Blanc
- Club soda
Fill a glass half full with ice.
Add the juice of half a blood orange. I like the pulpy parts so I don't strain it.
Add white wine to half full.
Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with orange slices.