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Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

Oh sangria, it’s been so long since I last posted a sangria recipe and that’s just wrong! And you know what else is wrong? The fact that every sangria recipe I have posted has used white wine. What’s up with me not giving red wine some love too?! In my defense, while I do love red wine, I typically prefer white wine sangria because they tend to be more refreshing to me which is something I am usually looking for in a sangria.

And you know what is weird (I promise this is the last question I will ask you…)? Making a batch of this on a Sunday morning so you can photograph it and then feeling obligated to drink all of it throughout the day so you don’t waste perfectly good wine and then realize you no longer have the tolerance you had when you were 21 years old…

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

This blueberry pomegranate version uses red wine, but it’s still really refreshing and not overly sweet (another feature that I think is key to a good sangria recipe!)! I haven’t really been buying blueberries this winter because they haven’t been in season and have been really expensive at the store, but I noticed big containers on sale this week so I had to get some! I like this sangria because although it has blueberries (which are best in the spring and summer), it also has pomegranate which I usually associate with the winter. This is a sangria you can really make all year around! If fresh blueberries aren’t looking good or are still overpriced near you, can you also opt to use frozen.

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

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Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus chill time)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (go a little sweeter if possible)
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup blueberry vodka
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 2 cups lemon lime soda
  • simple syrup, to taste (optional)*
  • 1-2 medium apples, cored and diced into bite-size pieces (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (can also use thawed frozen if needed)
  • Other fruits to add: strawberries and peaches (optional)
  • fresh mint (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Add the apples and blueberries to a pitcher. Then pour in the wine, pomegranate juice, vodka, triple sec, and the lemon lime soda. Stir together. Add simple syrup to taste. Chill for about 2 hours before serving.

To prepare simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar in a pan over medium heat. Heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool. Stir in as much or as little as you like depending on desired sweetness.

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

   

8 Responses to “Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria”

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    Choc Chip Uru — February 12, 2014 at 1:34 am

    I tried my first sangria recently, and it will definitely not be my last :D
    Delicious recipe!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Ari @ Ari's Menu — February 12, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Sooooo pretty! In love with these photos, and ummm…pass me the sangria!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Love this recipe, Stephanie. I’m a huge fan of sangria. Yum!

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    Ashley — February 12, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    This sangria looks so good! I love that you have blueberry going on in here! And red sangria is my favorite so this is so right up my alley : )

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Cheers, Stephanie! This sangria looks so refreshing and perfect for cooling off this summer. Love the blueberry-pomegranate twist!

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    Gourmet Getaways — February 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    You are speaking my language!
    This is so super special!! YUM!
    Perfect for Valentine’s Day too

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    Ramona — February 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    So fun and perfect way to get some antioxidants. :) Ha! ha!… the booze helps too. :)

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