Social gatherings require social lubricant. So, if you’re searching for that perfect party elixir, do yourself (and your budget) a favor, mix up a pitcher of Purple Pomegranate Sangria and kickback. And remember, this recipe contains anti-oxidants - it may actually be good for you.
Here’s the recipe for Purple Pomegranate Sangria:
1 cup simple syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar)
1 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine, Rioja if available, otherwise any cheap jug wine will suffice
1 bottle Pomegranate Juice (8 0z.)
1 cup orange juice
¾ cup blackberry brandy
¾ cup triple sec
Orange slices, lemon slices, cubed apples, blueberries, grapes.
In a small pot, combine 1 cup of sugar and one cup of water. Bring to boiling point until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Combine remaining liquids in a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate, if possible overnight. When ready to serve, float fruit in pitcher. Do not put ice in pitcher, as it will dilute the Sangria.
*If you prefer your Sangria to be less sweet, add an extra bottle of red wine to the mix or adjust simple syrup to ½ cup.