Refreshing Pomegranate and Red Wine Cooler Recipe

Welcome, wine lovers, to a refreshing and stunningly delicious recipe for Pomegranate & Red Wine Cooler. If you are anything like me, then you know that wine is an incredible factor in any social situation whatever the occasion may be. However, there is something special about a vibrant yet delectable wine cocktail that can enhance your drinking experience with loved ones or simply when alone. This recipe is sure to impress with its fruity effervescence and robust flavors. It’s perfect for the warm summer days or those cold winter nights snuggled up by the fire.

This wine cooler is not only a sight to behold but also a treat for your taste buds with its balance of pomegranate and red wine, and other cocktail ingredients. I guarantee that this recipe will become one of your favorites, especially after you enjoy its tantalizing blend of spices and fruit flavors. So let’s dive into this sparkling gem of a cocktail, and let us explore everything it has in store.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pomegranate & Red Wine Cooler
Pomegranate & Red Wine Cooler

Are you looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make wine cocktail to enjoy during the warmer months? Look no further! This pomegranate and red wine cooler recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

What makes this recipe stand out is its versatility; it can be served as a mulled wine during the cooler weather months or as a chilled cocktail during summer evenings. The combination of pomegranate juice, red wine, lime juice, and cinnamon creates a unique taste that pairs well with a variety of dishes, from spiced pomegranate to apple cider.

Another benefit of this recipe is that you can easily make substitutions or variations based on your preferences. If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic version, simply swap out the red wine for club soda. For those who prefer sweeter drinks, adding simple syrup or blueberry pomegranate juice can enhance the flavor profile even more.

But perhaps the best part of this cocktail is its health benefits. Both pomegranate juice and red wine contain antioxidants that have been shown to improve heart health and reduce inflammation in the body. So not only will you be enjoying a delicious drink but also nourishing your body at the same time.

In conclusion, this pomegranate and red wine cooler recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing yet versatile cocktail that’s easy to make and healthy to consume. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different variations and serving suggestions to find a combination that suits your preferences perfectly!

Ingredient List

“A refreshing and fruity twist on your classic red wine”

Let’s take a look at the alluring ingredients that make up this refreshing Pomegranate & Red Wine Cooler Recipe. Be sure to have these items on hand before starting to prepare this wine cocktail.


  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Juice of 1 medium lime
  • 1 750 ml bottle of fruity, dry red wine, chilled
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Rim of glass: pomegranate juice and sugar
  • For garnishing: pomegranate seeds and cinnamon sticks

This recipe requires only a few simple ingredients that blend together perfectly, creating a refreshing aura in every sip. Every ingredient deserves attention because they create an aesthetically pleasing, fruity and inviting flavour.

The Recipe How-To

“Make your taste buds dance with this Pomegranate & Red Wine Cooler”

Now, let’s dive into the recipe how-to! This pomegranate and red wine cooler recipe is easy to whip up, and you’ll have a refreshing drink in no time.


  • 4 cups of pomegranate juice
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of fruity, dry red wine
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon


  1. In a pot, add 4 cups of pomegranate juice and 1 tbsp of sugar.
  2. Add in a pinch of ground cloves and a pinch of ground cinnamon.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat.
  4. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the mixture has thickened and becomes syrupy.
  5. Remove it from heat and let it cool down completely.
  6. Once it’s completely cool, mix it with red wine.
  7. Pour in the juice from one lime and stir well.
  8. To make your cooler even more special, top it off with some pomegranate seeds.

Serve this pomegranate red wine cooler chilled in a tall glass or over ice to keep drinks yummy all throughout for any occasion.

Substitutions and Variations

“A perfect drink to sip on a lazy Sunday afternoon”

One of the joys of cooking is the ability to experiment with various substitutions and variations. This recipe is no exception. Here are some delicious substitutes and variations to try on this pomegranate and red wine cooler recipe:

– Instead of using one 750 ml bottle of fruity and dry red wine, you can use a different variety that fits your taste preference.

– If you prefer a sweeter taste, consider adding 1/2 cup of simple syrup or honey to the mixture.

– Spice up your cooler by serving it mulled, like a traditional mulled wine, by adding cinnamon sticks, a pinch ground cloves, and a pinch ground cinnamon. Heat the pomegranate juice and red wine in a pot on low heat for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

For those who want to make an alcohol-free version or looking to switch from the alcoholic version, here are some great substitutions:

– Instead of mixing red wine, club soda, and pomegranate juice together for an alcoholic beverage, substitute with sparkling water or lemonade for a refreshing alternative.

– For those celebrating Rosh Hashanah or other religious events where alcohol may not be consumed during festivities, replace the red wine with non-alcoholic apple cider.

Lastly, you can also have some fun with the presentation. Add fruit or pomegranate seeds to rim glasses for an added touch of class or even add lime juice for extra tanginess, transforming this drink into an invigorating punch. By trying these substitutions and variations out, you get to experiment with fantastic new combinations while creating drinks yummy enough to be crafted at any hangout.

Serving and Pairing

“Who needs a bartender when you can be your own mixologist with this easy recipe?”

When it comes to serving and pairing this pomegranate and red wine cooler, there are plenty of options that will make your taste buds sing! This refreshing and fruity wine cocktail is perfect for warm weather occasions such as backyard barbecues, picnics and pool parties.

To serve, simply pour the chilled pomegranate cooler into a glass over ice. To add a little extra flair, rim the glass with pomegranate seeds or gaze them along with some blueberries as they make a great pairing match with the juice. For a festive touch during the holiday season or on Rosh Hashanah, garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick or spiced pomegranate seeds.

This wine cooler pairs exceptionally well with any fruity snacks such as a cheese and fruit skewer, sorbet or even apple slices topped with creamy ricotta cheese complemented by honey. If you want something more filling and savory, then try pairing it with grilled chicken or steak kebabs or off the bone BBQ pork ribs which will balance out the sweetness of the drink nicely.

Looking for a non-alcoholic option? Swap out the red wine for club soda or sparkling water to make this cocktail soda. Alternatively, a homemade pomegranate juice recipe will also pair well with this drink for a non-alcoholic option without having to compromise on taste.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Treat yourself to a classy drink without the fuss of complicated ingredients”

Looking to make your pomegranate & red wine cooler recipe ahead of time? You’ll be glad to know that it stores and reheats beautifully, which makes it perfect for entertaining guests this festive season.

To make this recipe ahead of time, simply skip the ice and chill the wine cocktail mixture in a large pitcher or bottle in the fridge. Once you are ready to serve, give it a quick stir and add ice. Top with some fresh pomegranate seeds for a pop of color and crunchy texture.

If you have any leftover pomegranate & red wine cooler, storing it is a breeze. Just pour the remaining wine into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days. It’s important to note that this recipe contains fresh fruit juice, so it’s best consumed fresh or within a few days.

But what about reheating the mix? Well, since we want to retain the crispness of the pomegranate juice, reheating is not recommended. However, if you find yourself with leftover mulled pomegranate & red wine cocktail (after removing fruits), gently warm it in a saucepan over low heat until it reaches your desired temperature.

In conclusion: making and storing this wine cocktail is casual and low-maintenance. With simple steps towards refreshing self-made beverages from fruit juices to ‘hard’ varieties including red wine, sangria or cocktail-inspired drinks yummy enough for anyone yet perfected even more by using cold temperatures through chilling and adding ice cubes as needed.

Tips for Perfect Results

“The color of this drink is as stunning as its taste”

When it comes to creating the perfect Pomegranate and Red Wine Cooler, there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure your outcome is flawless.

First, be sure to use a fruity but dry red wine to balance out the sweetness of the pomegranate juice. This will provide depth and complexity to your cocktail. Additionally, choose the freshest ingredients for the most vibrant flavor—this goes especially for the pomegranate seeds and juice.

To make sure your cooler is perfectly spiced, be careful not to overdo it with the cinnamon and cloves. Just a pinch of each will go a long way in enhancing the overall taste.

Another important aspect is temperature. For best results, chill your wine and have it at around 55-65°F when you’re making your cocktail or punch. The same goes for your serving glasses – if possible, chill them in advance so that you can enjoy cold drinks.

When it comes to adding carbonation to your cooler, I recommend using club soda or sparkling wine. Both options will add a level of fizziness that complements rather than overpowers the flavors of your drink.

Lastly, do not forget about presentation! Nothing completes a dish like the perfect garnish. Try adding some fresh pomegranate seeds or a slice of lime to rim your glass – this small touch goes a long way in making drinks yummy and attractive.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be ready to make the best Pomegranate and Red Wine Coolers in town. Whatever variation you decide to create – whether a mulled pomegranate red wine recipe perfect for cooler weather or a red wine cocktail mixed with club soda – trust me when I say that everyone will love them—even those who aren’t always fans of alcoholic drinks!

Bottom Line

As a sommelier, I can confidently say that this Pomegranate & Red Wine Cooler recipe is a must-try. The combination of pomegranate juice and dry red wine creates a harmonious blend of flavors that make for the perfect cocktail.

Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing summer drink or a cozy winter warmer, this recipe is versatile enough to suit any occasion. From mulled wine to wine spritzers, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy the delicious flavors of pomegranate and red wine.

With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can craft this stunning cocktail from the comfort of their own home. Impress your friends and family at your next gathering with this unique and delicious drink.

Don’t wait until the cooler weather hits to try this recipe – give it a go today and discover why it’s quickly becoming one of the best alcoholic drinks around!

Pomegranate & Red Wine Cooler

Pomegranate & Red Wine Cooler Recipe

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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Servings 1 drink
Calories 133.3 kcal


  • 1/4 cup pama pomegranate liqueur
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine


  • Mix together and pour over ice.

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Serving: 157gCalories: 133.3kcalCarbohydrates: 4.1gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 6.3mgSugar: 1g
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