Wednesday, November 6

Pomegranate and Rosemary White Sangria


A week ago I decided I wanted to attempt  cutting wine and coffee from my diet. They are a waste of calories and I need to start cutting back. I thought I would rather give those two up than chocolate, cheese or butter.

Yeah that was a stupid idea.



I feel like over the last seven years I have either been pregnant or nursing so I could not drink during the holidays. Each year I watch my friends and family enviously consume seasonal cocktails, spike eggnog or fruity champagne drinks at our holiday get togethers.

This year I'm living it up!

Eggnog spiked with liquor, prosecco or champagne punches, festive cranberry cocktails.... you name I am going to drink it. You better believe I will be a fun time on Thankgsicing, Christmas and New Years.

To kick my holiday drinking off, I'm going with a holiday inspired white sangria. Now sangria is something I only have in the summer. But why not include some seasonal winter flavors? The rosemary and pomegranate add a fun flavor combo as well as add great holiday color to your drink. 



Pomegranate and Rosemary White Sangria

Ingredients:
  • 1 bottle of dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 4 springs of fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • the juice of 1 orange 
  • 1/3 cup Triple Sec   
Directions:
  1. In a large pitcher add everything together.
  2. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  3. Serve over ice.  

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51 comments:

  1. I always choose wine over cocktails, so this is one I may actually go for. We're heading to my in-laws for Thanksgiving, so I'll pass this on to my MIL. Love the beautiful pics, pinning and sharing:)

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    1. Thanks Katie, I hope you guys try it.

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  2. Dang right it was a stupid idea! :) This sangria, however, is NOT a stupid idea.

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    1. Stupid is right. I lasted an hour before changing my mind.

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  3. Just sent this to my cousin hosting Thanksgiving and told her we need to make this happen!!!!

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    1. Woohoo. I hope you enjoy it once that baby pops!

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  4. I made something very similar to this the other day with cranberry, pomegranate and white wine. Love the addition of rosemary though!

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    1. Oh neat. I will have to go find your blog now ;)

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    2. Yum. I included some fresh rose petals and served.Huge response from my guests.Very nice info using pomegranate

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  5. CHEERS Carrie! Sending this to my mom--we are going to need at least 3 pitchers on hand in case of, your know, emergencies.

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  6. Oh yea!.. this Sangria will bring lots of Holiday cheer! :)

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  7. You crack me up - I've had those "stupid ideas" too but then I realize that as a Mom, I simply cannot get through a day without a cup of coffee (or three)....
    I love the color in this cocktail and the recipe looks great for holiday time! Let's go Deck some Halls girl!

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  8. Live it up girl; you deserve it. I love everything about this sangria. Pinned!

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  9. Ummm yeah, pretty sure I could give up neither of those! Especially not during this season. I am such a sangria lover and this wintry twist is lovely!

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    1. I'm sticking with trying to give up coffee.... but the wine can't do it.

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  10. What a beautiful drink. Looks refreshing as all cocktails should be.

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  11. HaaHaa, I 'give up' drinking wine every so often but decided it's best for everybody that mommy has a glass in the evenings sometimes ;} Sangria is my favorite! I can't wait to try this recipe. Why give up coffee? It's good for you in moderation. If it's calories then maybe sub almond or coconut milk for the cream?

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    1. Yeah I can't give up my nightly drink. My kids wouldn't survive the evening if I did haha. I decided to try and give up coffee because I have daily headaches. I think it's from too much coffee So I've been cutting back and am now almost completely off it... the headaches are starting to get better.

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  12. I gave up wine and coffee once for two whole weeks... but then, I needed them back haha! This sangria has me dreaming of 5 o'clock ;) Gorgeous!!!

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    1. Wine I just can't quit! Coffee however... I need to. I get terrible headaches most days and I think it's because I drink way too much coffee!

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  13. I love sangria, but never would have thought to do it for the holidays. What a gorgeous cocktail

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  14. Fantastic! I love sangria, this recipe is perfect :)

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  15. The inability to drink or eat certain cheeses definitely makes me think twice about having a gob-ton of kids (I'm an only child, even 3 feels like a gob-ton to me, haha). But since for now I'm just a cat mom...pass the sangria! I'll take a pitcher for myself, pleaseandthankyou.

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    1. Haha, sometimes my cats cause me more stress than three kids.

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  16. You mentioned egg nog, I happen to have a recipe that took me several years to perfect. I finally got it down to a science and people that do not like egg nog, beg me to make it every year. So many people say that I should patent it, however, I do not know how to do so. Any ideas? I have wanted to share the recipe, but for some reason can't seem to be ready yet.

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    1. I am not expert on patent law. But I don't think you can patent a recipe. You can copyright it though. But that's a question for a lawyer. Sorry wish I was more help.


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    2. Well that is ok, I just thought I would ask. Thanks. My kids suggested I patent it and introduce it to a manufacturer for packaging and selling.

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    3. Cliff, Carrie B. is right. You could copyright it, then you could possibly sell the recipe to some company that makes that sort of thing.

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    4. Love this combo! And its so pretty! Definitely trying this this season! Live it up and enjoy it girl!

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  17. Ooh, this sounds divine! Sangria is one of my favorite drinks, and I am in love with pomegranates this year. The rosemary is such a fun, complex flavor to add, too... yum!

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  18. Looks so refreshing. Can you tell me what is "triple sec" ?

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  19. I made a tester batch for my party... did you strain your beverage before serving... mine was cloudy.... :(

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    1. No I didn't drain it. If you look at my photos the heavy pink (from the pomegranate) sank to the bottom.

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  20. Do you think if I infused my simple syrup with the rosemary it would be too much?

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    1. Hi Catie! You could try, However just letting the rosemary soak overnight with the sangria adds a nice flavor.

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  21. Sounds delicious! About how many drinks does this recipe make?

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  22. I'm totally making this. I was going to make a more involved punch, but this us so festive and easy. You crack me up. Wish you lived near me BC I know we could be friends.

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  23. this looks amazing, what is simple syrup though?

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    1. You can purchase it in the drink mixer isle, or you can make you own.http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-simple-syrup/

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  24. Wine could also be the cause of your headaches (sadly not what a mama wants to hear, but it's the sulfites). Also wanted to say that is a Beautiful white sangría. Thank you for the lovely recipe, from one sympathetic mom to another. Hope you're feeling better. (Btw, Pinned!)

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  25. I just made myself a pitcher... just wanting to check, should I use a traditional size bottle of wine or should I grab the big bottle? I used the traditional size but am questioning whether or not I made the right choice? Looks like not so much sangria and smells really strong of rosemary. Am I following the recipe correctly or should I go grab another bottle? ;)

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    1. Angela, It's a "rosemary" sangria, as stated in the title. You used the right amount of wine. If you want a traditional type of sangria, this is probably not the recipe for you.

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