Blood Orange Tea Sangria is made with fresh brewed Blood Orange Iced Tea, a homemade Orange Honey simple syrup and white wine. Top this drink with fresh fruit for the ultimate refreshing summer cocktail.
Summer is the time for sipping iced tea outside or enjoying a cocktail on the patio. Why not combine refreshing iced tea with a white wine for a light, slightly sweet cocktail?
This Blood Orange Tea Sangria pairs perfectly with these Easy Melon Caprese Skewers with Crispy Proscuitto. If you are looking for another light and cooling drink, try this Refreshing Cucumber Cocktail with Mint and Lime. With the option to make it into a mocktail, this drink can be enjoyed by everyone!
Use just a few ingredients to make a delicious pitcher of Blood Orange Tea Sangria! -
- Brewed Blood Orange Iced Tea- get the tea from Coffee Rendezbrew here!
- White Wine- use a wine that you like. I tested this recipe with Riesling and Pinot Gris.
- Blood Oranges- to infuse flavor into the tea sangria and to use as garnishes. If you can't get blood oranges, use Cara Cara oranges
- Sugar- you can use regular white sugar or try Sister's Sunshine Sugar from Coffee Rendezbrew!
- Honey- substitute agave nectar or more sugar in place of honey.
- Strawberries- substitute raspberries if you don't have strawberries. Fresh or frozen can be used.
- Start by brewing the Blood Orange Tea overnight. Place the tea bag in a quart of water. Refrigerate overnight. Discard tea bag.
- Make the Orange Honey Simple Syrup. Add sugar, water, honey, blood orange and strawberries to a small pot over medium heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Turn the heat up to bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and allow the syrup to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Let syrup thicken and cool (about 20 minutes). Using a strainer, press down on the oranges and strawberries to release all of the juice into the syrup. Store refrigerated.
- In a large pitcher, combine the tea, wine and Orange Honey Simple Syrup. Stir to combine.
- Add orange slices to the sangria. Refrigerate for at least an hour prior to serving.
- Serve garnished with blood oranges and strawberries.
Hint: Make the Orange Honey Simple Syrup ahead of time and make extra! You can use this to sweeten individual glasses of tea or to put on top of muffins, ice cream, you name it!
As the recipe is written, this Blood Orange Tea Sangria is naturally vegetarian and dairy free. It is not vegan.
To make this Tea Sangria vegan, replace the honey with sugar or agave nectar.
If you want to make this Tea Sangria into a mocktail, omit the wine and add white grape juice to taste.
Try these fun variations on Tea Sangria:
- Less Sweet - to make this recipe less sweet, use less Orange Honey Simple Syrup.
- Different Fruit- The Orange Honey Simple Syrup uses strawberries. Substitute the strawberries with raspberries, blackberries or cranberries.
- Mocktail Version- Remove the wine and substitute with white grape juice. Be careful when adding the grape juice as it is sweet. Add the grape juice to taste.
- Make it rosé! Substitute the white wine with a rosé wine for the best of summer taste!
It doesn't take much to make Blood Orange Tea Sangria!
- Small Pot to make the simple syrup
- A large pitcher
- Loose Leaf Tea Filters- buy one here! These are great if you are brewing tea at home often!
Store Tea Sangria covered and refrigerated. Sangria is best served 12-24 hours after it is made. Sangria will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
If serving sangria, over a day later, remove any mushy fruit and replace with fresh fruit.
Serve in a cute wine glass over ice. Garnish with blood orange slices inside the glass and strawberries on the rim of the glass.
Blood Orange Tea Sangria tastes like an herby tea flavor that is sweetened with orange in the tea and simple syrup. The wine adds in a tang. This Tea Sangria has a slightly sweet, refreshing taste.
No, Tea Sangria is not strong. This cocktail is made with a bottle of wine and a quart of tea. You are drinking roughly a half glass of wine with each glass of this tea sangria. If you want to make this tea less strong, use less wine and more tea.
Yes, Tea Sangria does have caffeine. The tea that I chose to use has caffeine in it. If you choose a non-caffeinated tea in your sangria, the drink would not contain caffeine.
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