This beautiful, bold pomegranate sangria is made from wine, pomegranate juice, brandy, orange liqueur, and autumn fruit. It’s the perfect holiday punch!
POMEGRANATE SANGRIA SHOPPING LIST
- 2 oranges, 1 for juicing and 1 for slicing
- 1 (750 ml) bottle Spanish red wine (see note)
- 1-1/2 cups pomegranate juice, such as Pom Wonderful
- 1/3 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- 1/4 cup brandy or cognac
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, from 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 large apple, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils, from 1 pomegranate (How to de-seed a pomegranate)
- Juice one of the oranges into a large pitcher.
- Cut the other orange in quarters, thinly slice, and set aside.
- To the orange juice, add the wine, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, brandy (or cognac), lemon juice and sugar.
- Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the apples, orange slices and pomegranate arils.
- Refrigerate overnight or at least a few hours before serving. Serve in wine glasses. (Ice is optional)
- Note: Spanish wines, like Garnacha or Tempranillo, are great for sangria. Any merlot, pinot noir, Malbec, or red zinfandel would also work well — really, as long as the wine tastes good on its own, it will work. And you don’t need to spend a lot – something in the $10-$15 price range is perfect.
GLUTEN-FREE ADAPTABLE NOTE
To the best of our knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you’re following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.