Colt and I made a batch of Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria to enjoy last weekend after we spent the day searching for our Christmas tree.
It's always a favorite in our house whether it's the celebration of the end to a busy week, or time with friends, and family.
Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria is perfect for Holiday Celebrations since it's easy to make and becomes better after a few hours in the fridge as the fruit, red wine, and rum mingle to create an phenomenal cocktail, that's light and refreshing.
I used an inexpensive smooth Merlot as the base for this Sangria with it's fruity medium to full body presence on the palate.
I then added honey to sweeten the Sangria for it's delicious fruity flavor, rum, pomegranate juice, pomegranate arils, orange, and lime.
The Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria is then topped off with ginger beer to dilute Sangria to desired strength.
The warmth of ginger, and fizz round out this fun cocktail for a wonderful drink to celebrate Christmas, New Years, or just the end of a busy week!
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To make Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria add 3 tablespoons Honey to a large pitcher or punch bowl.
Stir in 1/4 cup Hot Water until honey is dissolved.
Add 1/2 cup White Rum.
Stir in 750ml Merlot Red Wine.
Add 2 cups 100% Pomegranate Juice, and stir until well combined.
Stir in Seeds from 1 large Pomegranate, 1 whole Orange Sliced Thin, and 1 whole Lime Sliced Thin.
Stir until well combined, and refrigerate until cold.
Fill glasses with ice, and garnish with fresh Pomegranate Arils, Curled Orange Rind, and Lime Slices.
Fill glasses 2/3 of the way full with Red Wine Sangria, and top off with Ginger Beer.
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Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria
Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria is a delicious cocktail perfect for holiday entertaining. Merlot wine and white rum are mixed with pomegranate juice, seeds, orange slices, and lime, then topped off with ginger beer for a delicious cocktail.Prep time: PT5M
Cook time: PT0M
Total time: PT5M
Yield: 10 Servings
- 3 tablespoons Honey
- 1/4 cup Hot Water
- 1/2 cup White Rum
- 750 ml Merlot Red Wine
- 2 cups 100% Pomegranate Juice
- 1 whole Seeds From Pomegranate
- 1 whole Orange, Sliced Thin
- 1 whole Lime, Sliced Thin
- Ginger Beer
- For Serving: Ice, Pomegranate Arils (Seeds), Lime Slices, and Orange Slices, or Curled Orange Peel.
- In a large pitcher or punch bowl stir together honey and hot water until honey is dissolved.
- Stir in white rum, red wine, and pomegranate juice until well combined.
- Add pomegranate seeds, orange slices, and lime slices. Refrigerate until cold.
- To serve fill glasses with ice. Garnish glasses with additional pomegranate seeds, lime slices and orange. Fill glasses 2/3 of the way full with Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria and top off with ginger beer.