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Sweet and smoky spicy sangria

This sangria gets its smokiness from the jalapenos and the sweetness comes from grapefruit and orange liquor. Serve this deliciously flavoured sangria and get ready to hear rave reviews from your guests. 



  • 3 large grapefruits
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) white rum
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) orange liquor
  • 2 cups (500 ml) sparkling water
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Moscato, chilled
  • Fresh mint, tarragon or basil, to garnish


  1. Preheat your grill to high.
  2. Cut two of the grapefruits in half and cut the third into 12 wedges. Place the grapefruit onto the grill, cut side down, with the jalapeño. Grill until lightly charred, turning the pepper and grapefruit wedges occasionally, five to 10 minutes. Slice the jalapeño into thick slices and set it and the grapefruit aside to cool.
  3. Place the ice into a large pitcher. Juice the halved grapefruits and pour over the ice. Add the rum, orange liquor, sparkling water and Moscato. Stir to combine. Stir in the grapefruit wedges and jalapeño slices as well as a handful of fresh herbs and serve. Enjoy!

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