Let’s make this short, sweet, and to the point. Sangria. It’s the bomb.
Because you can take bottles of crappy wine, fruit in your fridge, and make delicious sangria.
Yea boo, I said it.
No need to thank me, just flow with me for a second.
I had a large assortment of berries in my refrigerator.
They were on sale.
I had unopened wine in my fridge too.
I meant to drink the bottles and forgot. For like 3, 4 months. You can’t fault me. That’s how I roll.
I had an overabundance of cranberries in my freezer.
I had infused vodka in my fridge too.
I like to get my infuse on.
I had a bottle of pomegranate juice and a pomegranate.
I don’t even remember. Don’t make me have to think.
I had to get a crowd of people drunk over Thanksgiving.
Enter: Cranberry Berry Pomegranate Sangria
This sangria is tasty as hell. Tart cranberry simple syrup, a berry puree, pomegranate juice, and an assortment of berries give this sangria its curvalicious body, making it go down so smooth and sweet – You won’t notice the 4 bottle of wine and the berry vodka I snuck up in there.
I’m a sneak. Can’t help it.
This sangria is meant for a crowd, coming in at about a gallon. Mix it in a large large punch bowl and serve over ice and a splash of club soda or seltzer. Yeah. I see you salivating.
I didn’t want to say it, but… I think I just performed a Christmas Miracle.
- For the cranberry simple syrup
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- For the berry puree
- 2 cups assorted berries, your choice (I used cranberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
- For the Sangria
- 1 cup cranberries
- 2 pomegranates, seeded
- 1 cup of assorted berries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup cranberry simple syrup
- Berry puree
- 16 ounces pomegranate juice
- 5-6 ounces berry vodka
- 4 750ml bottles of red wine (I used Cabernet)
- Club soda or seltzer
Make the cranberry simple syrup:
I a small saucepan combine cranberries, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium/high heat. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer until the cranberries have burst and released their tart juice, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep for about 20 minutes. Strain the syrup into a jar with a tight fitting lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of cranberry simple syrup.
Make the berry puree:
Add the berries to a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Strain and discard the solids. Store in a container with a tight fitting lid until ready to use.
Make the sangria:
To a large punch bowl (when I say super I mean large enough to hold a gallon of booze) add the cranberries, pomegranate seeds, and assorted berries.
To the fruit add the cranberry simple syrup, berry puree, pomegranate juice, berry vodka, and red wine. Mix thoroughly to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Serve sangria over ice with club soda or seltzer.
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