Pomegranate Orange Sangria

A winter red wine sangria for your holiday merriment— with pomegranates and oranges, as well some cranberries, a cinnamon stick and a heavy splash of brandy.

Pomegranate and Orange Sangria [1]

I am more than a little bit addicted to sangria. Friends coming over? Special occasion? Just a Saturday night in with the hubby? Ooooh, let’s make sangria! 

I’ve done a lot of experimenting with different flavors, depending on my mood and time of year. And I’ve never met a sangria I didn’t like, to be honest.

This particular recipe was created last year, on Christmas Day actually. We loved it so much, I had to make another batch for New Year’s Eve. For months now I’ve been looking forward to making a batch again and couldn’t wait any longer.

Pomegranate and Orange Sangria [2]
Pomegranate and Orange Sangria [3]

This sangria has so many great wintry flavors in there— pomegranate, cranberry, citrus, and cinnamon. The brandy is a fun addition too, it helps to add sweetness, but with a little depth. For the wine I used one of our go-to budget cabernet sauvignons, but I think you’d be okay to use any dry red wine. That’s a great thing about sangria, there’s no hard and fast rule. Use what you like!

And because I can never leave anything alone, I think next time I’ll try popping in a few cloves and anise seeds as well, just to bump up the spice a bit. If you like your sangria to have a little fizz, add some ginger ale to each glass before serving.

Pomegranate and Orange Sangria [4]

Intimidated by pomegranates? I was too for a long time. Thankfully, the internet is here to help! I’ve seen several online tutorials over the years, but this one from Simply Recipes [5] is great.

Pomegranate and Orange Sangria [6]

Pomegranate Orange Sangria

A winter sangria with pomegranates, cranberries, orange, and cinnamon.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of red wine, like a Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup (237 ml) brandy
  • 1 cup (237 ml) pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup (237 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 pomegranate, arils removed
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher, stir together the wine, brandy, pomegranate juice, and orange juice. Add orange slices, pomegranate arils, cranberries and cinnamon stick. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  2. Serve with ice cubes.

Have you tried this recipe?

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[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/annalisefarmer/11223792914/

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[5] but this one from Simply Recipes: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cut_and_de_seed_a_pomegranate/

[6] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/annalisefarmer/11223792334/

[7] Print Recipe: https://www.completelydelicious.com/pomegranate-orange-sangria/print/

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