Sangria isn’t just for the warm summer months. Mix up with winter pomegranate sangria and it may be your new favorite holiday beverage.
Another pomegranate alcoholic beverage? Another sangria? Why yes! Not to down play any of the other sangrias I have shared but this one is my favorite so far. Maybe I am partial to pomegranate, maybe it’s the seasonally delicious citrus fruits, or maybe you need to stir this up for your New Year’s party tomorrow. Serve it garnished with some bubbly for some extra festive flair.
One year ago: Best of 2013
Three years ago: Best of 2011
1 Cara cara navel or blood orange, sliced and seeds removed
1 Meyer lemon, sliced and seeds removed
Arils from 1 small pomegranate (about 1 cup)
1 (750 ml) bottle of red wine
1/2 cup triple sec
1/2 cup cranberry or pomegranate vodka (or any other fruity vodka)
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
2 Tbsp preferred sweetener (I used Winter Park ginger honey)
- Place fruit in a large glass pitcher. Add remaining ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least a couple hours, best overnight.
- Serve over ice, with a splash of lemon-lime soda or other sparkling beverage if desired. Garnish with more fruit.
Source: Adapted from my Fruity Sangria.