Serves 6 to 8
1 stalk lemongrass, outer tough leaves removed, finely chopped
6 to 8 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
2 cups (500 ml) chilled dry Riesling
2 cups (500 ml) chilled blood orange juice, fresh if possible
⅓ cup (75 ml) fresh grapefruit juice
¼ cup (60 ml) fresh lime juice
2 cups (500 ml) chilled sparkling wine
Blood orange wheels, for garnish


  1. Into a large pitcher, place lemongrass, mint and lemon juice and muddle until mixed. Stir in Riesling and blood orange, grapefruit and lime juices. Place in refrigerator to chill and infuse for at least a ½ hour to up to 2 hours. Strain into a clean large pitcher.
  2. Pour ¾ cup (175 ml) citrus mix into ice-filled glasses. Top each with sparkling wine and garnish with orange wheels and mint.
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