May 8, 2019

Orange Pomegranate Sangria

Serve this wonderfully refreshing orange pomegranate sangria at your next backyard barbecue. 


Orange Pomegranate Sangria #sangria



This orange pomegranate sangria is easy to make. Combine a bottle of red wine, some brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and Torani blood orange syrup. Toss in slices of fresh lemons, apples, and oranges, and let the mixture steep in the refrigerator for at least two hours and up to two days.

I'm a huge fan of the flavor of blood oranges. Sadly, their season is pretty brief. Fortunately, you can capture the deep red color and sweet tart flavor of blood oranges with this blood orange syrup.

Orange Pomegranate Sangria with blood orange syrup




This is my first time making sangria at home, and now I wonder what I was waiting for. This cocktail is so delicious.

What is sangria?


Typically, sangria is a Spanish or Portuguese drink made with wine, brandy, juices or fruit purees, and fruit. The sky's the limit as to what fruit to include depending on the season.

While red wine is traditional, you can make it with red or white wine. In fact, white wine sangria is fabulous with summer stone fruit such as peaches. 

Fun fact: The use of the term "sangria" by itself is geographically restricted to Spain or Portugal by the EU. I guess I will have to take my chances with the European Union sangria police. 

Orange Pomegranate Sangria in highball glasses




For the oranges, I used slices of little Clementines. They are so juicy and easy to thinly slice. The green apple slices get more flavorful the longer they sit in the sangria. 

You can serve sangria in stemmed glasses, double old fashioned glasses, or highball glasses. I am loving these Stella highball glasses from Joy Jolt

For some reason, we didn't have any highball glasses, so receiving these for this event came in super handy! They're great for serving a gin and tonic, a Pimm's Cup, iced tea or coffee, an Arnold Palmer, or another refreshing summer sip. 

Orange Pomegranate Sangria in highball glasses with apples

If you're intrigued by the flavors of blood oranges, be sure to check out these recipes:

Orange Pomegranate Sangria Recipe


Yield: 10 servings
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ingredients:

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine. I used a Chilean Carmenères
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup Torani blood orange syrup
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange or tangerine juice
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 oranges or tangerines, thinly sliced
  • 3 tart green apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced

instructions:

How to cook Orange Pomegranate Sangria Recipe

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a pitcher and stir. 
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to two days. 
  3. When ready to serve, fill highball glasses with ice cubes. 
  4. Distribute some of the sliced fruit among the glasses. 
  5. Pour the wine mixture over the ice cubes and fruit and serve. 
Sangria, wine, blood orange, pomegranate
cocktails
Spanish
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5 comments:

  1. Oh this looks so amazing!
    I am definitely going to make this for Mother's Day :)

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  2. Oh yes please! What a pretty drink!

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  3. that is a beautiful glass of sangria!

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