This blood orange and pomegranate sangria is the perfect way to entertain this winter! I love hosting. It’s one of my favorite things to do!
It’s definitely a lot of work though, so I try to find as many crowd pleasing recipes as possible. I want everyone to have something that they like and also something fun they may have never tried. It’s always a good time when there is a little wine, beer or cocktail involved. We’ve been making a caramel apple sangria on repeat for like two years. Until I finally said ENOUGH! We need something fresh and different.
Enter the citrus.
It’s so beautiful this time of year, and the varieties are incredible. I was introduced to blood oranges 2 years ago (I know I’ve been living under a rock) and I fell head over heels. SO PRETTY. I tried a few different recipes. I wanted to find something to highlight the beauty of the raw orange.
So I got to work on a cocktail. It’s fairly simple and seasonal. You’ll find an abundance of beautiful pomegranates and blood oranges this time of year.
- Juice of 4 blood oranges
- 1/4 c boiling water
- 1/4 c sugar
- 2 Tbsp brandy
- 1 Tbsp Pomegranate juice
- 1 750 ml bottle rose
- Pomegranate seeds and 2 blood oranges sliced
- Ice for serving
- Combine water and sugar in a bowl and mix until sugar is dissolved.
- Place slices of blood oranges and pomegranate seeds in a pitcher.
- Pour juice of 4 blood oranges, simple syrup, 2 tbsp brandy, and 1 tbsp of pomegranate juice into the pitcher. Place into the fridge until ready to use.
- When ready to serve, add ice to the pitcher and top with the rose.
- Garnish glasses with a slice of blood orange.