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A cheery and bright red wine sangria filled with strawberry and pomegranate. 

strawberry pomegranate sangria in glasses with straws
strawberry pomegranate sangria in a glass

If you’re looking to entertain these last couple weeks of the year and not just drink at home by yourself – that’s ok too – then you have to try this sweet, yet tart sangria. It’s perfectly fruity and festive and uses two of my favorite fruits.

The sangria was much better than I expected it to be. Sure, I knew it would be tasty because I love all things wine, but the sweet strawberries paired with pomegranate juice and my favorite pinot noir? Magical. It tastes like sparkling pomegranate juice with strawberry.

You don’t have to use pinot noir. If you’re more of a Cabernet drinker or if a Spanish red like Tempranillo is your sangria wine of choice – you may absolutely use one of those instead. If white wine is your favorite, that’s a great option too. However, keep in mind that a sweeter white wine, such as Reisling, may make the sangria a little too sweet. I use red because I find it pairs well with pomegranate. But play around with what you like; this sangria recipe is very forgiving.

Something I love about sangria is that it feels fancy, but it’s one of the easiest big-batch cocktails you can throw together. And sangria always impresses! Only 5 ingredients total: strawberries, pomegranate arils (the juicy seeds), pom juice, wine, and club soda. The club soda is key! The POP of club soda really brightens the whole glass up. I would avoid sweetened fizzy drinks like tonic or sprite; the sangria may be a little too sweet with it. Make sure you add the club soda right before serving because it will lose its fizz otherwise.

You can use any variety of pomegranate juice you can find. The most easily available pom juice is POM Wonderful pomegranate juice. They don’t know I exist either. I see this stuff everywhere and it’s really, really good. I know that Ocean Spray makes a cranberry pomegranate juice which would be just as tasty too.

My #1 sangria tip: Sangria gets better and better as it sits, so make it ahead of time. That’s the beauty of this cocktail! The more time the strawberries and teeny tiny arils have to infuse their juices, the better. I usually make sangria in the morning before I need it in the evening. You can make it the night before, too.

My favorite part about this sangria is eating the wine infused strawberries when you’re all done. Strawberry pomegranate sangria is the merry little drink that keeps on giving.

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strawberry pomegranate sangria in glasses with straws

Strawberry Pomegranate Sangria

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: serves 8 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description

A cheery and bright red wine sangria filled with strawberry and pomegranate.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb strawberries, sliced plus more for garnish
  • arils (the seeds) from 1 pomegranate
  • 2 (750ml) bottles red wine*
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice*
  • club soda, to taste
  • optional: granulated sugar, honey, or agave to sweeten

Instructions

  1. Place the sliced strawberries and arils in a large pitcher. Add wine and pomegranate juice. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 6 – 24 hours. Taste; if you’d like it to be sweeter, add 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, honey, or agave.
  2. Pour the sangria with fruit into glasses and add a splash of club soda to each glass (this unsweetened fizz is excellent with the sangria!). Garnish with a strawberry, if desired. Feel free to add ice to your glasses of sangria. Do not add ice directly to the pitcher – this waters the sangria down. Which, clearly, we don’t want! Cheers.

Notes

  1. Brandy: Traditional sangria often includes brandy, but I did not care for its addition in this sangria. If you’d like to add some, go ahead.
  2. Red Wine: Use your favorite red wine. I like to use Pinot Noir or a Spanish red wine like Tempranillo. I prefer red wine in this sangria. However, if white wine is your favorite, that’s a great option too. Keep in mind that a sweeter white wine, such as Reisling, may make the sangria a little too sweet. 
  3. Pomegranate Juice: The most easily available pom juice is POM Wonderful pomegranate juice; I see it all the time in grocery stores. I know that Ocean Spray makes a cranberry pomegranate juice which would be just as tasty.

Keywords: strawberry pomegranate sangria, pomegranate sangria

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Cheers to sangria! The best drink ever! My favorite part is those boozy fruits. I need a glass of that now. 🙂

  2. That is the prettiest drink I’ve ever seen! I LOVE sangria, it’s pretty much the only drink I ever order at a restaurant, although I will admit, I always go for the white sangria, not the red! But this looks so bright and colourful that I might have to try the red for a change. Yep, I’ll make something just cause it’s pretty! 🙂

  3. Sally so perfect colors for the Christmas and New Years party tables. I am making it thumbs up to youuu 🙂 Do you reccomend red wine or Pinot noir?

  4. I love sangria and this recipe is great! Love the idea of using pomegranate too!

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