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Wicked Pomegranate Blueberry Sangria ~ #SundaySupper

A fruity mixture of sweet red wine, blueberry vodka, and pomegranate juice.

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Halloween isn’t just for the kiddos. Yeah, they look all cute in their pirate and princess costumes, but we deserve a little treat, too. After all, we’re hauling them around the neighborhood carrying their candy overflow. We earned our treat.

This week’s #SundaySupper is all about Halloween. That means goulish treats, decadent sweets, more candy than we know what to do with…and cocktails?

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Cocktails are a Halloween must. It wouldn’t be a proper Halloween without an adult beverage. Am I right? Honestly, after handing out candy to thousands of Tinkerbells and hundreds of zombies, I may need a cocktail to spice things up a bit.

This Halloween I’m serving up pitchers of wicked sangria, a mixture of red wine, blueberry vodka, and pomegranate blueberry juice. It looks like blood but tastes like berries.

Enter cocktail fixin’s:

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Did you notice the missing swig from the wine bottle? Quality control. It’s good!

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Do you think it would be okay if I filled my plastic pumpkin with this wicked sangria (adorned with a cute orange striped straw, of course) and cruised the streets? Eh, that would probably be frowned up. We’ll stick with the candy.

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Here’s why I love sangria:

  1. You can make it ahead of time.
  2. No cocktail shaking required. Just pour and serve.
  3. It’s stupid easy to make. Throw all the ingredients in a pretty pitcher and stir.
  4. Drunk fruit makes for a great snack when your sangria glass is empty.
  5. It tastes like fruit punch.
  6. It’s a cheap way to serve a crowd.

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I used Stoli blueberry vodka in this recipe. I find that Stoli has the best tasting blueberry vodka. It doesn’t have that artificial blueberry flavor that some of the other brands have. It tastes like you’re biting into a fresh summer blueberry. It’s a little more expensive but definitely worth the extra dough.

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I absolutely love the flavor of this sangria. It’s fresh, tart, and sweet all at the same time. If you like your sangria on the sweet side, add a few tablespoons of simple syrup. I used blackberry Not So Simple Syrup to sweeten my pitcher of sangria.

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Don’t you just love the gorgeous red hue? It reminds me of blood, which fits in perfectly with the Halloween theme.

Warning: You may want to go ahead and make a double batch. Trust me, it’s that good.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Wicked Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 Pitcher
Ingredients
  • 1 (750ml) bottle of sweet red wine (your favorite)
  • 1 (16oz.) bottle of pomegranate blueberry juice
  • 1 cup Stoli blueberry vodka
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 Apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup Strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 (12oz.) can lemon lime soda (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add the fruit to the bottom of a large pitcher.
  2. Pour in red wine, pomegranate blueberry juice, vodka, and simple syrup. Stir to combine.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir in soda if using. Serve over ice.

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60 Responses to “Wicked Pomegranate Blueberry Sangria ~ #SundaySupper”

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    Renee — October 27, 2013 at 6:47 am

    What a perfect sangria for Halloween (and way beyond too!)

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    Katy — October 27, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I love the deep red color and it looks like an absolutely delicious sangria! Will definitely try!

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    Liz — October 27, 2013 at 7:25 am

    What a gorgeous sangria!!! And another yummy recipe for my Not So Simple Syrup!!!

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    Kathia Rodriguez — October 27, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I will 2 or 3 glasses please. Thank you for sharing

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    movita beaucoup — October 27, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Want. Immediately. Will make Halloween tolerable.

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    • Jennie replied October 27th, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Movita, that’s exactly why I make a cocktail every year :)

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — October 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Sangria is always wicked, lol! Love the idea of blueberry vodka! Never heard of it before.

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    Family Foodie — October 27, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I love Sangria and can’t wait to try this fun recipe!

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    Lane @ Supper for a Steal — October 27, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Love this, I’m passing the recipe on to my friend for her Halloween party.

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    Tara — October 27, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Divinely good for Halloween or anytime, love it!!

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    TheGirl — October 27, 2013 at 10:12 am

    That sangria looks good!!!

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — October 27, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Barefoot is my favorite!! Love this sangria and it’s perfect for Halloween night.

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    Kim@Treats & Trinkets — October 27, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Handing out the candy to little kids in costume is my favorite part of Halloween. :P But I’m sure it would be more fun with this cocktail!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — October 27, 2013 at 10:40 am

    We go to a Halloween party where there is a margarita wagon for the adults. We drag it behind us as we follow the kids!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — October 27, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Yum! What a beautiful drink! It looks so refreshing and pretty!!

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    Susan — October 27, 2013 at 10:48 am

    You should definitely fill your plastic pumpkin with this! Now I’ll have a glass or two please. :-)

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    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) — October 27, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Yeah…I’m totally a sangria gal too! For all of the reasons you mentioned. This one is GORGEOUS!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — October 27, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Gorgeous photos Jennie! You can never have too many sangria recipes. This one looks perfect for Halloween!

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    Megan @ I Run For Wine — October 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

    This cocktail sounds delicious!! I seriously could drink a whole pitcher :)

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    Shaina — October 27, 2013 at 11:33 am

    YUM! Those new Barefoot Refreshers are delicious, I haven’t tried the summer red yet but I’m sure it works great in this sangria! What a great holiday drink

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    Nicole — October 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just fell a little in love with this. I could drink a couple of glasses of this right now.
    What flavors…. and a fun adult treat. You rock!

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    Laura Dembowski — October 27, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Love blueberry vodka! This is my kind of way to celebrate Halloween!

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    Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) — October 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Sangria is amazing, this one is perfect for a nightcap

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Thanks, Sarah! Gotta love a good nightcap.

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker — October 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This looks fabulous – I am such a sangria fiend! And I wholeheartedly agree, adults deserve a cocktail on Halloween. :)

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    • Jennie replied October 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      It’s so nice to meet another sangria fiend. You can’t beat a cocktail that tastes like fruit punch. Thanks!

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    The Ninja Baker — October 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Blueberry bliss for grownups! This is indeed a party pleaser =)

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Thanks, Kim! Adults deserve a treat, too.

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    CCU — October 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    What a fabulous sangria, it looks so refreshing and delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Thanks, Uru!

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — October 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    UMMM, this looks awesome. I love it! Bring on the sangria.

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Thanks, Sarah!

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — October 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Oh yes, alcohol on Halloween is a must! Not only to deal with the cold when handing out candy, but to deal with seeing stupid costumes like Justin Bieber over and over…and over, and still having to give those kids candy ;)

    I must try that Not So Simple Syrup. Everything about this sangria is calling my name!

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Alcohol does make Halloween a bit more tolerable :) Thanks!

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    Stacy — October 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Forget Halloween! We are coming into the “pleasant to sit outside” months here in Dubai and I want a glass of that gorgeous sangria right now. Talk about pretty! Stoli is our vodka of choice but I’ve never bought the flavored ones. Must rectify that asap.

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Sipping sangria outside is the best. I think Stoli makes some of the best flavored vodka. It tastes authentic and not artificial. Enjoy!

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    Dina | The Everyday Contessa — October 28, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Beautiful sangria. I have never tried sangria before but now I have to give it a try!

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Thanks, Dina. Never? You’re going to love it!

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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — October 28, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Your sangria sounds so good!

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Thanks, Cindy!

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    Julia — October 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

    This sangria looks so tasty! It’s been chilly and snowy here, so I could use a refreshing cocktail to warm my insides. Looks delicious! Headed to check out the other tasty recipes!

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Thanks, Julia. I’m all about warming up my insides on a chilly day. Booze is great for that :)

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    Willow @ Will Cook For Friends — October 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Oh my… just looking at that sangria is making me thirsty! I’ve never tried blueberry vodka before, so I’m glad you recommended a brand (I wouldn’t have a clue what to buy). Sangria is right up there as one of my favorite drinks, so I’ll have to give this a try!

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Blueberry vodka is amazing. I was introduced to it by a friend of mine a few years ago. I find that Stoli makes the best blueberry vodka. Happy sangria sipping!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — October 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    After the day I’ve had I could totally use this drink!

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    • Jennie replied October 29th, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Girl, I feel ya!

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — October 29, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Jennie, you’re the best for always thinking of us hard working adults. Heck yeah we should get to indulge too! This sangria has me feeling awfully parched. And btw, I see nothing wrong with sipping this from a giant plastic pumpkin. Who’ll know? It’s innocent fun!

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    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere — October 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Sangria is amazing. This sounds like a perfect one for Halloween!

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    Terra — October 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Sangria for an Halloween treat? You have my attention! Love the addition of the blueberry vodka! Yum, Hugs, Terra

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — October 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Love the unique flavors in this. Perfect for fall!

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    Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen — November 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Love love love this cocktail!! Pinned it for my enjoyment later on :)

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    Lucky Day 12/13/14 — October 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    How colorful!

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