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Winter-spiced pomegranate & clementine sangria

5 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
15 min
0 min
Star anise, a licorice-flavored spice that comes in a pretty star-shaped pod, adds holiday flavor to this deep-red cocktail. Clementines are called for, but any other tangerine or variety of oranges would be lovely, too. Pomegranate seeds can be found in the produce section of most supermarkets, already removed from the fruit. You may have extras left over, perfect for sprinkling on salads or adding to smoothies. They also freeze beautifully, so you can save any leftovers for another day.



2 item(s), halved, thinly sliced into half-rounds


1 medium, thinly sliced

Cinnamon stick(s)

4 item(s), (3 inches each)

Star anise

5 item(s)

Cense Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon (WW endorsed)

1 bottle(s), 750 milliliters; such as Garnacha

Cranberry juice cocktail

1 cup(s), low-calorie

Pomegranate juice

1 cup(s)

Orange-flavored liqueur

¼ cup(s), such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau

Lemon lime seltzer

1 cup(s)

Pomegranate seeds

½ cup(s)


  1. In pitcher, combine clementines, lemon, cinnamon, star anise, wine, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and liqueur. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Just before serving, stir in seltzer. Serve sangria over ice and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
  3. Serving size: 1⁄2 cup sangria plus ice