Tonight is noche buena aka Christmas eve, and I was wondering what last minute drink I could whip up for my rum loving family. I decided to go with this easy and simple Pomegranate Rum Sangria. Lots of recipes go with brandy (which tbh, I don’t like) so a rum addition made the most sense in my mind.
This Pomegranate Rum Sangria has just eight ingredients and the bold fruity pomegranate juice paired with warm cinnamon flavors is sure to spice up any night.
Pomegranates are packed with many nutrients, including polyphenols that act as antioxidants to help reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and more. This unique berry has loads of fiber, vitamin C, Folate, and even has small traces of amino acids. What I love most about this fruit is it has twice as many tannins than red wine alone!
Let’s get started. Add all ingredients into a large pitcher and stir well. For the pomegranate, add the seeds and compost or discard the rest. Refrigerate for 2 hours, and lightly crush the fruit when ready to serve. Garnish with lemon wedges, cinnamon sticks, or pomegranate seeds. Adjust for sweetness as needed. Consider enjoying with these Seared Soy Glazed Mushrooms w/ Mashed Potatoes or Baked Skillet Eggplant White Bean Casserole!
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- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 whole pomegranate, seeds removed (you'll be using the seeds)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 bottle dry red wine
- 1 1/2 cups dark rum
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
Add all ingredients into a large pitcher and stir well. For the pomegranate, add the seeds and compost or discard the rest.
Refrigerate for 2 hours, and lightly crush the fruit when ready to serve.
Garnish with lemon wedges, cinnamon sticks, or pomegranate seeds. Adjust for sweetness as needed and enjoy!