Strawberry Pomegranate Sangria

Back in the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans, wine wasn’t nearly as delicious as it is today; as a result, it was usually mixed with water, juices, spices, and even fruits to make it drinkable. In 15th century Spain, red wine or “sangria” (which comes from the Spanish word for “blood”) mixed with spices, fruits, and water began to gain popularity – after a couple thousand years and a whole lot of partying, sangria has evolved into the boozy, fruity beverage we all love today! This version is still red, but not because of the wine! Pink wine gets dressed up like a red with pomegranate juice and loads of fresh citrus and berries for a sweet-tart beverage that can’t be beat.

  • Serves: 4-6 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml.) bottle Rose Wine
  • 1 liter Pomegranate Italian Soda, chilled
  • 1/4 c. Fresh Mint
  • 1 c. Rum
  • 1/4 c. Lime Juice
  • 1 lb. Strawberries, hulled
  • 2 Navel Oranges
  • 1 c. Blueberries
  • 2 Limes
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Wash blueberries and strawberries, then slice strawberries into quarters. Slice 1 orange and 1 lime in half lengthwise, then cut into thin slices. Slice second orange and lime into quarters.

  2. In a large pitcher, muddle mint, quartered orange and lime, and 1/4 cup of strawberries with a wooden spoon or muddler for 20 seconds. Add rum, and muddle for an additional 30 seconds. Remove lime and orange skins. Add lime juice, wine, and remaining fruit and stir, then top with pomegranate soda. Stir again, add ice before serving.

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