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Cocktails

Blood Orange and Pomegranate Sangria

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.

Slices of blood oranges

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.

Cheers friends!

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Blood Orange and Pomegranate Sangria

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine water and sugar in a bowl and mix until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place slices of blood oranges and pomegranate seeds in a pitcher.
  3. 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.
  4. When ready to serve, add ice to the pitcher and top with the rose.
  5. Garnish glasses with a slice of blood orange.
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