Layered Orange Pomegranate Sangria

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We are still World Cup obsessed around here, and we have had a blast coming up with snacks and drinks inspired by Brazil, the host country, or the countries of the teams who are playing each day.  One of my favorite creations so far has been this Layered Orange Pomegranate Sangria.  It was a special treat for the Spain vs. Netherlands game.  The red represents Spain, the orange represents the Netherlands and for the touch of liquor, we used Brazilian cachaca.  Yum!

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The key to getting this layered look is pouring the wine over the back of a large spoon rather than just dumping it in there like you would in a traditional sangria.  It gets a little messy, so make sure you do it on a surface you can easily wipe down.

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Add some ice cubes to a large pitcher.  Pour in orange juice, lemon juice and cachaca.  Stir it together.  Use the pouring technique above, add some pomegranate wine.  (Any brand will do.  Ours was World Market – cheap stuff but good for mixed drinks like this!)  Garnish with orange and lemon slices and some fresh mint leaves.  Serve immediately while it is nice and cold!

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I served it with fresh strawberries and oranges so my little guy would have a treat too.

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Strawberries are his favorite!

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Check out another World Cup inspired recipe if you are in the mood for some Brazilian flavors!  This slow cooker black bean soup we made to kick off the worldwide celebration is both easy and delicious!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Are you doing anything special at your house for the World Cup?