Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria.
Got any plans this weekend? Pomegranate sangria it is!
I mean, really, it doesn’t get much prettier than this. Don’t you want the most perfect cocktail to bring everyone together in the holiday season? I think so. I know so! Because we get each other and we just GET that we need this winter pomegranate vanilla sangria in our life.
This pomegranate sangria is the absolute perfect cocktail to warm you up in these chilly months. The pomegranate juice is tart, the cinnamon is delicious, the orange is bright, the vanilla is warming and wonderful. Combined with red wine and brandy – oh my! It Is almost too good to be true.
It’s also the prettiest drink for the holiday season! The pomegranate arils are just like adorable jewels in your glass and sparkle under the light. There is something about this fruit that just gets me. Sparkly gems of autumn and winter – like the fruit knows that we need it to look super cute and make us happy.
Even better, this sangria can be made ahead of time and tastes SO good when the flavors marry together. Prep it the night before or the morning of your holiday party and it will be a serious party in a glass.
Then for the best part? The boozy fruit! The apples and pears and oranges soak up all the wine and booze and make for the perfect little after drink snack once your glass is empty – before refilling it of course.
Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria
- 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
- 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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128 Comments on “Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria.”
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.
Refreshing! It’s a hot day here Down Under and I could do with a jug of this. I might even share it. ;)
This looks amazing, all sweet and tart and boozy!
This looks amazing! Pomegranates are seriously my favorite fall fruit.
This sounds so yummy! Awesome recipe :)
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…..
Please come to my home now and make this drink for me!!!
This sounds amazing, and what awesome pictures. You are a natural :)
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!
This sounds amazing and delicious!!
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 ;)
Maybe I should make a pitcher of this to power me through my baking marathon this weekend!
I do now. That is exactly what I thought as I was scrolling through the pictures. I love me some sangria. Happy weekend!
On my way over with the second pitcher.
Love the note on the serving size. Yeah, I think that would serve me and me alone ;)
Oh man, that looks dangerously good.
this is perfect. just wonderful!
Sangrias are the best invention ever. This looks so good!
so easy and refreshing, definetly making it
Cheers! Looks yummy!
Oh to dream… would love a sip even!
Looks and sounds like a festive, delicious drink! Yummy! Love the pomegranate twist.
This looks to die for!!!!
I haven’t ever tried sangria. It’s on my bucket list!
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!
That looks FANTASTIC! Beautiful photos.
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.
This sangria looks absolutely amazing!
Yes, my plan is to come over to your place so I can drink this.
I am obsessed with sangria! this looks amazing! I will definitely be trying this out!
um YES. i would make this instantly if i weren’t on a dang airplane.
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 :)
mmmm…. I love sangria!! This would be SO perfect for parties.
Are you like the king of peeling pomegranates by now?
I’ve been looking for a way to use up pomegranates – this oughta do the trick! Thanks.
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.
I’m loving that top photo—gorgeous!!
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!
This looks fantastic. I LOVE sangria, especially red ones.
I’ve recently just discovered my love for sangria! I can’t wait to make this!!
This looks awesome! Will be making on New Year’s eve :)
Wow! Gorgeous pictures!!! :O
And also, YUM! :D
I love sangria! And this beautiful, colorful version sounds so good, and so festive!
This looks so good! Is there a way to pin your recipes right to pinterest?
OMG, this needs to be renamed “heaven in a glass” looks freaking amazing!
you own my heart: officially. hope mr.how sweet doesn’t mind!
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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…
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 :)