Drink This Pomegranate Sangria to Celebrate Taurus Season

Make a pitcher to tap into the abundant energy of this Venus-ruled sign.

Garden of Eden Sangria
Garden of Eden Sangria | Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist
Garden of Eden Sangria | Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist

Landing in the middle of spring, Taurus season is a reminder to stop and smell the roses. This Venus-ruled sign is all about beauty and life’s pleasures—whether it’s a decadent ten-course meal or a casual stroll around the block on a sunny afternoon.

Taurus season demands to know: What’s the point of all this hard work if we don’t stop to enjoy the fruits of our labor every now and then?

Symbolized by the bull, Taurus can be quite stubborn. But being bull-headed isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it comes to serving your own needs. This is a sign that won’t feel bad about ordering dessert after a big meal or being five minutes late because their nap ran a little long. (All hail the 10-minute grace period!) And with so much outside of our control, why not lean into and relish what makes you feel good?

Start with this Garden of Eden Sangria that’s packed with bright spring fruits, warm spices, and topped with the refreshing True Roots Passionfruit Cucumber Blend ginger beer. Our only caution is that it’s incredibly drinkable, so pace yourself by making a pitcher and sharing it with friends. Even stuck-in-their-ways Taurus can benefit from outside influence now and again.

Garden of Eden Sangria

• 2 oranges, 1 for juicing and 1 for slicing
• 1 (750 mL) bottle of merlot, pinot noir, malbec, or red zinfandel
• 1½ cups pomegranate juice, such as Pom Wonderful
• ⅓ cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau
• ¼ cup brandy or cognac
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice, from 1 lemon
• 1 large apple, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
• 1 cup of fresh pitted sweet cherries
• 1 cup of raspberries
• ½ cup pomegranate arils, from 1 pomegranate
• 3 cinnamon sticks

1. Juice one of the oranges into a large pitcher. Cut the other orange into slices and set aside.
2. To the orange juice, add the wine, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, brandy (or cognac), and lemon juice.
3. Stir in the apples, orange slices, cherries, raspberries, and pomegranate arils.
4. Refrigerate overnight or at least a few hours before serving.
5. Serve in wine glasses. After pouring, top it off with ginger beer. Sprite or Ginger Ale also work. Ice is optional.

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Danielle Dorsey is the West Coast Editor at Thrillist. Follow her at @danielledorky on Instagram and Twitter.