Celebrate fall and winter days! Use a fruity red wine to make this Red Wine Citrus Pomegranate Sangria and flavour it with oranges, lemons, limes, and pomegranate. Easy to make, and just sweet enough. Perfect for celebrating winter holidays.
The holidays are almost here and that means it's time for a toast! This Citrus Pomegranate Sangria is a favourite winter sangria recipe. It's very easy to make and perfect for holiday entertaining.
Rich with Vitamin C from oranges, lemons, limes, and pomegranate, this red wine holiday punch is full of flavour but not too sweet. And just look at that glass brimming with fresh fruit!
One of the things I love about this festive drink is that I can make it ahead of time.
If I'm having friends for dinner, it seems there are always a few things that have to be done at the last minute, so I look for ways to streamline dinner preparation with make-ahead dishes.
This red wine sangria can easily be made the day before. In fact, it's actually better if the flavours have had some time to blend.
🛒 Ingredients for Citrus Pomegranate Sangria
a bottle of red wine: I used a blended red wine, but your favourite rich red, like a Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah or fruity red wine will be delicious.
pomegranate juice: pure pomegranate juice has lots of flavour. Not only that, it's incredibly nutritious, too! Read more about the health benefits of pomegranate juice.
liqueur or brandy: orange liqueurs like Triple Sec or Gran Marnier are perfect for this winter sangria
sweetener: like simple syrup or honey
sparkling water: your favourite unflavoured brand
lots of fruit!: I added sliced oranges, lemons, limes, pomegranate arils, and a few red grapes.
This Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria is so simple!
Mix everything together, except the sparkling water, and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight with the fruit in the pitcher.
Then, when you're ready to enjoy, fill a glass half full of ice, add the Sangria with some of the fruit slices, and top up with a little sparkling water!
As I mentioned earlier, while you can certainly make and drink this winter red wine sangria right away, it's best if made a day ahead so the fruit soaks up the flavours. Add the sparkling water just before serving so it doesn't go flat.
Store leftover sangria in the fridge. It will be just as delicious the next day!
Red Wine Citrus Pomegranate Sangria
- 1 bottle fruity red wine
- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- ½ cup Gran Marnier or Triple Sec
- ¼ cup simple syrup* OR honey
- ½ cup pomegranate arils
- 2 medium organic oranges, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 organic lemon, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 lime, halved and thinly sliced
- ½ cup red grapes, optional
- tonic water or sparkling water to top off each drink
- In a large pitcher, stir all ingredients together, except sparkling water. Add fruit to pitcher.
- Chill for at least 2 hours, (and preferably overnight) to allow the flavours to blend.
- Pour over ice and top glasses with tonic or sparkling water to add extra sparkle, if desired.
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