Sangria is an iconic drink in Spain. The primary ingredients are red wine (Rioja), orange juice, and simple syrup with chopped fruit, such as pineapple, peaches, berries, apples, and pears. Later white wine became a popular variation, and as I’m a big fan of Rosés and pomegranate juice, I thought that combining theses two ingredients would make another delicious modification to this popular drink.
Use a dry, not too fruity rosé, such as Pinot Gris, an unsweetened pomegranate juice, such as POM, a pomegranate liqueur, such as PAMA, and a small dose of simple syrup.
Toss in quartered strawberries, blueberries, sliced peaches and limes. This recipe makes a delicious and stunning presentation!
If you use a sweetened pomegranate juice, leave out the simple syrup or add only after tasting. The drink is not meant to be overly sweet, but cool, and refreshing.
Serve little cocktail forks on the side so people can enjoy the macerated fruit later!
To make a Pom Pom Sangria Spritzer, use 2/3 sangria and 1/3 seltzer or sparkling water.
Be sure to chill the sangria well before serving.
Pom Pom Sangria
A delicious fruit punch made of pomegranate juice and liqueur with chopped fruit and rosé wine.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 quarts 1x
- Category: Cocktail
½ cup blueberries
½ cup thinly sliced peaches, fresh or frozen
½ cup quartered strawberries
8 thin slices of fresh lime
1 bottle dry rosé
2 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice, such as POM
½ cup pomegranate liqueur, such as PAMA
2 ounces simple syrup
Mint leaves, optional
Place the fruit in the bottom of a 2-quart pitcher and add the rosé, juice, liqueur, and simple syrup.
Pour into a glass, making sure to include some of the fruit in each one and garnish with a pinched mint leaf, which releases the mint oils.
To make a Pom Pom Sangria Spritzer, use 2/3 sangria and 1/3 seltzer or sparkling.
Keywords: fruit punch, rose wine, cocktail, alcoholic beverage, pomegranate juice