Apple Pomegranate Sangria

apple pomegranate sangria in The Little Market glasses

Apple Pomegranate Sangria

This recipe was made in collaboration with The Little Market. The Little Market is a nonprofit fair-trade shop featuring ethically sourced, artisan-made products. They seek to empower artisans around the world by extending their products’ distribution and supporting sustainable income opportunities. I love being a partner with The Little Market and getting to see all the amazing things that their work does. Below you’ll see the use of The Little Market barware.

This specific recipe was made in a set of fall recipes. I love making something special like this sangria for a fall gathering like Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just a get together with friends and family. I think this one is great to make a boozy version, but you can also remove the wine and substitute in some sparkling water or lemonade for a mocktail version. Now I’ll go into some best tips for making this apple pomegranate sangria.

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How soon in advance should I make sangria?

One of the vital parts of a sangria is that it has enough time to sit and soak up the flavors of the fresh fruit and juice. So, I recommend at least 8 hours or overnight. The longer it can soak up flavors the better. I would say you don’t want it to sit too long either just so the fresh fruit doesn’t get too funky. Just the night before or morning of, is best.

Can I make sangria into larger batching?

This is already in 1 large batch. However, if you are making this for a dispenser you could definitely times it by 2 or 3 for a dispenser and it would be the perfect pretty drink for that! You could still add in your ice and many of your mint garnishes, then have a bowl to the side filled with the flower garnishes for guests to top off themselves.

apple pomegranate sangria

Why does sangria use cheap wine?

Sangria is a mix of wine, fruit, and juice. You can of course use a nice wine, but the beauty of it being mixed with so many other flavors is that the quality of wine doesn’t matter as you won’t be tasting the wine as much. So, pick up a cheaper “2 buck chuck” at the store for something like this.

Can I make sangria without wine or alcohol?

Of course! Although it will technically just be a punch. But it’s just as fun. And great alternative for those who don’t drink or even kiddos to have a special drink. As someone who doesn’t drink, I often feel left out at gatherings by not having something fun to drink. So I highly suggest making both versions for a gathering.

Does sangria need to be refrigerated?

Yes. I always suggest that once you make sangria you cover it or put into a sealable container in the refrigerator. Then transfer into dispenser or pitcher before serving. You also want to wait to add ice or any sparkling water or soda until you’re about to serve!

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Apple Pomegranate Sangria

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 glasses
Author: Amanda Wilens

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle white wine inexpensive
  • ½ cup whiskey
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 ½ cup apple juice or cider
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2-3 apples sliced sliced (can be peeled or not)
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups sparkling water or ginger beer
  • Ice
  • edible flowers garnishes

Instructions

  • In a pitcher or large jar, pour in the wine, whiskey, juices, maple syrup (add more if needed), and sliced apples. Stir and let sit in the fridge for 1-12 hours. The longer it sits the better the flavor. You want a minimum of 1 hour, but overnight is probably best.
  • When ready to serve add in ice and ginger beer or sparkling water.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish.

Notes

– Make in advance: one of the vital parts of a sangria is that it has enough time to sit and soak up the flavors of the fresh fruit. So, I recommend at least 8 hours or overnight. The longer it can soak up flavors the better. And with this one you do have a simple syrup and puree, so it may go faster. But I would say the longer the better. I would say you don’t want it to sit too long either just so the fresh fruit doesn’t get too funky. So maybe just the night before or morning of, is best.
– Batching: This is already in 1 large batch. However, if you are making this for a dispenser you could definitely times it by 2 or 3 for a dispenser and it would be the perfect pretty drink for that! You could still add in your ice and many of your mint garnishes, then have a bowl to the side filled with the flower garnishes for guests to top off themselves.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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