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Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria I howsweeteats.com

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Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria

Yield: serves 4? (depends on how much you drink!)

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 large navel orange, sliced
1 large apple, chopped
1 large pear, chopped
the arils of 1 pomegranate
2 cinnamon sticks
2 vanilla beans
1 1/2 bottles of red wine (I bought a Spanish red wine)
2 cups of sparkling pomegranate soda (bought mine at Trader Joe’s)
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup sugar (possibly more depending on your wine)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Add orange slices, apples, pears, cinnamon sticks and pomegranate arils to the bottom of a big pitcher. Pour wine, pomegranate juice/soda, brandy, sugar and vanilla extract over top. Scrape vanilla beans out of their pods and add to the mix. Then throw the entire empty vanilla beans in. Mix with a giant spoon to really combine everything.

Place in the fridge for about 1 hour before serving. Taste to determine if you’d like more sugar, and if so – add it! Spoon some of the fruit into glasses before pouring, then add ice and sangria on top.

Note: If you can’t find the pomegranate soda, I would sub 1 1/2 cups of pomegranate juice + 1/2 cup ginger ale or club soda. Taste before adding your sugar in case it is super sweet.

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110 Responses to “Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria.”

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — December 17, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    Haha – “depends on how much you drink”.
    Why, how much did you drink? ;-)
    It looks and sounds really good!
    Plans? Shopping, working on an oven, and watching some football.
    You?

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    leaf (the indolent cook) — December 17, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    Refreshing! It’s a hot day here Down Under and I could do with a jug of this. I might even share it. ;)

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    Kathryn — December 17, 2011 @ 7:12 am

    This looks amazing, all sweet and tart and boozy!

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    Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile — December 17, 2011 @ 7:44 am

    This looks amazing! Pomegranates are seriously my favorite fall fruit.

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    Katrina — December 17, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    This sounds so yummy! Awesome recipe :)

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 17, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    I was in an Aruban grocery store last night and I am not kidding had a huge bag of cinnamon sticks in my hand. It was so cheap…like $3 US Dollars for a Huge bag but I was thinking what on earth will I do with all these before they go all humid and damp and limp on me…..til I see this.

    Off I go to get those cinnamon sticks…..

    :)

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    Ally @ Sweet & Savory — December 17, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    Please come to my home now and make this drink for me!!!

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    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño — December 17, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    This sounds amazing, and what awesome pictures. You are a natural :)

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    Jennifer@Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 17, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Oh yum, this looks wonderful. I just love Sangria and I like that you made this a winter version, as compared to the summer one’s we always see. Nice job! I think this would make for a wonderful holiday drink! Now your making go back to Trader Joe’s to get the Pomegranate soda. Have a great weekend!

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    Amanda — December 17, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    This sounds amazing and delicious!!

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    Kathleen — December 17, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    I really like classic sangria, the perfect drink to a summer day! I like how you change it with a little christmas twist, sounds perfect to welcome guest on a holiday event :)

    Plans for the week-end: participating in a dance show with my hubby tonight (we’re taking “swing” class together, so fun!), walking outside because weather is gorgeous in here, attending a spin class probably, a bit of working, some christmas shopping and cooking, resting ;)

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    Julie @Savvy Eats — December 17, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    Maybe I should make a pitcher of this to power me through my baking marathon this weekend!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon A Recipe — December 17, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    I do now. That is exactly what I thought as I was scrolling through the pictures. I love me some sangria. Happy weekend!

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    Bev Weidner — December 17, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    On my way over with the second pitcher.

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 17, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    Love the note on the serving size. Yeah, I think that would serve me and me alone ;)

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — December 17, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    Oh man, that looks dangerously good.

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    Joy — December 17, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    this is perfect. just wonderful!

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    Tracy @ Commit to Fit — December 17, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Sangrias are the best invention ever. This looks so good!

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    betty — December 17, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    so easy and refreshing, definetly making it

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — December 17, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Cheers! Looks yummy!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 17, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    Oh to dream… would love a sip even!

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    Zesty Cook — December 17, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Looks and sounds like a festive, delicious drink! Yummy! Love the pomegranate twist.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — December 17, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    This looks to die for!!!!

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    Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life — December 17, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    I haven’t ever tried sangria. It’s on my bucket list!

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    Noelle — December 17, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    This looks fantabulous! I want to make this virgin because I think my newborn would not be happy otherwise. I will be making this NEXT year when I am BF free! :D Thanks for wonderful recipes. You rock girl!

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    Kerry — December 17, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    That looks FANTASTIC! Beautiful photos.

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    Jackie Grandy — December 17, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    I so want this drink, not now of course since it’s only 10:00 in the morning, but maybe later :) Great idea for a fun Christmas Eve drink.

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    Zee @ The Recipe Code — December 17, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    This sangria looks absolutely amazing!

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    Michaela — December 17, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    Yes, my plan is to come over to your place so I can drink this.

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    chelcie @ chelcie's food files — December 17, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    I am obsessed with sangria! this looks amazing! I will definitely be trying this out!

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    nicole {sweet peony} — December 17, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    um YES. i would make this instantly if i weren’t on a dang airplane.

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    Michelle @Lipstick and Lunges — December 17, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Yup, totally making this for Christmas next weekend. My mom loves Sangria, so to make my own will be perfect…maybe I’ll give it a test run in the meantime :)
    — Michelle

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    Julia — December 17, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    mmmm…. I love sangria!! This would be SO perfect for parties.

    -Julia
    of hazelnutblog.com

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    Lara — December 17, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    Are you like the king of peeling pomegranates by now?

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    nancyc — December 17, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    I’ve been looking for a way to use up pomegranates – this oughta do the trick! Thanks.

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    Sierra @ Posh Meets Pavement — December 18, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    I LOVE sangria. I am in charge of a brunch and now I think Sangria may be on the menu. Fruit is appropriate for mornings, so I think sangria will be appropriate.

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    Vicky @ Recipe Adaptors — December 18, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Looks fantastic!

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    Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine — December 18, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    I’m loving that top photo—gorgeous!!

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    The Americaine — December 18, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    These look wonderful! I love sangria, especially since I went to Pamplona, and I’m thrilled to see a holiday version so I can drink it all year round!

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — December 18, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    This looks fantastic. I LOVE sangria, especially red ones.

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    Tracy — December 18, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    I’ve recently just discovered my love for sangria! I can’t wait to make this!!

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    Kay — December 18, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    This looks awesome! Will be making on New Year’s eve :)

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    Emma @ Getting There & Going Places — December 18, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous pictures!!! :O
    And also, YUM! :D

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — December 18, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    I love sangria! And this beautiful, colorful version sounds so good, and so festive!

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    Rachel — December 18, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    This looks so good! Is there a way to pin your recipes right to pinterest?

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    Dena Hamlin — December 18, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    OMG, this needs to be renamed “heaven in a glass” looks freaking amazing!

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    Ashley@BakerbyNature — December 18, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    you own my heart: officially. hope mr.how sweet doesn’t mind!

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    Katie — December 19, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    Did you know that Tuesday is National Sangria Day? And that my best friend who lives 1,000 miles away is going to be in town at my house on Tuesday? The stars have aligned with you posting this recipe…

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    Ana_ILTdP — December 19, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    Hola!
    I love sangría! it’s the drink of summer, bbq’s, friends’ parties… It reminds me of spanish sun and beaches and lots of laughs after a couple of sangrías ;)

    I like your vesion, it must really nice with pomegranate and I like you reproduced exactly the jar with the wooden spoon!! That is so spanish :)

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    Chelsea — December 19, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    When I think of Sangria I usually think of it as a summer drink but I love that you made a fall/winter version! Perfect to spice up a cold winter night..I can’t wait to try it!

    Reply

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