Thirsty Thursday: Winter-Spiced Pomegranate Sangria Recipe

Made with rosé wine and pomegranate juice, this sangria is light, fresh, and spiked with a holiday-spiced simple syrup.

Ingredients:

Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch of whole cloves
  • 1 thin orange slice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water

Sangria:

  • 1 bottle of rosé wine
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup brandy
  • Arils from 1 pomegranate
  • 1 pear, seeded and sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • Club soda, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the spiced simple syrup ingredients and bring to a low boil, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain; set aside.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine rosé, pomegranate juice, brandy, prepared simple syrup (to taste), pomegranate arils, pear slices, and orange slices.
  3. Serve topped with club soda, to taste.