Pear and Pomegranate Sangria
A fall twist on the traditional sangria, this pear and pomegranate sangria is mixed with pomegranate simple syrup, fresh pear slices and citrus that is not only delicious, but gorgeous too.
Servings: 6 servings
Pomegranate Simple Syrup
- 1 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 750 milliliters bottle light red wine such as Grenache or Pinot Noir
- 2 Pears thinly sliced
- 1 Orange sliced
- 1 cup Pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup Pomegranate juice
- 2 ounces Grand Marnier or Cointreu
- 2 ounces Elderflower Liquir such as St. Germain
- Sparkling wine or sparkling water
Make the Pomegranate Syrup. In a small pot, combine the pomegranate seeds, sugar and water. Bring to a simmer for about 8-10 minutes. Strain and discard seeds and chill syrup while you make the sangria.
Make the Sangria: In a large pitcher, add the red wine, sliced fruit St. Germaine, Grand Marnier and pomegranate juice. When the syrup is cool enough, add about 1/2 a cups worth first and taste for sweetness.
Taste for Sweetness and Adjust: If you prefer your sangria less sweet, only hadd 1/2 cup of the pomegranate syrup. If you like it more sweet, add the whole cups worth.
Chill Sangria: For at least 2 hours and when ready to serve, pour in glasses and top with sparkling wine (or water) and garnish with pear slices and pomegranate seeds.
Sweetness is a personal preference, so when add about half the amount of simple syrup and add more for a sweeter sangria.
Sangria is best when served chill, so it's perfect to make ahead.
Add sparkling wine or water just when you;re about to serve so the bubbles don't get flat.
Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg