Beat the Heat Sangria has a variety of fruit flavors including cherry, pomegranate, pineapple and citrus. Tassel Ridge Iowa Candleglow® Red, with its flavors of cherry and plum, complements the cherry and pomegranate flavors and is a good balance for the citrus and pineapple in this recipe.

Tassel Ridge® Beat the Heat Sangria


  • 1 12-oz container cherry pomegranate frozen juice concentrate
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1 bottle Tassel Ridge® Iowa Candleglow® Red
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 20-oz can can pineapple chunks
  • additional fruit slices of your choice for garnish, if desired


  1. Combine cherry pomegranate concentrate and lemon-lime soda in pitcher. Add Tassel Ridge Iowa Candleglow® Red, lemon slices, lime slices, orange slices, and pineapple chunks. Stir gently. Refrigerate 12 to 24 hours or overnight. Serve over ice. Garnish with fruit slices. Serves 8.

Recipe Notes

Wine recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa Candleglow® Red

Iowa Candleglow® Red is a sweet red blend bursting with silky cherry and rich plum aromas.  Made from Marechal Foch and St. Croix grapes, Candleglow Red pairs well with soft cheeses, grilled meats, and spicy Mexican and Asian dishes. Served at room temperature or slightly chilled.