Dessert, Drinks

Pomegranate Mocktini & Merlot Brownies

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I love having ladies nights – whether it’s going out on the town or just having some girlfriends over for a chat one evening. Depending on who I’m with, there’s many of my friends who, like me, don’t drink alcohol. Luckily I can whip up a delicious Pomegranate Mocktini & Merlot Brownies for a neat girls’ night treat using Fre Alcohol-Removed Wines!

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Anyone who knows me understands my near-obsession with yummy brownies – as long as they’re soft and full of chocolaty goodness! I’d cooked with wine plenty of times, but honestly this is the first time using it in brownies – and I love it! This recipe is one of my new favorites, along with my Gooey Brownie Bars! The Fre Merlot adds a nice under-flavor of cherry and hints of plum.

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I also tried a batch with Fre Red Blend, and it was amazing as well!

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Ingredients – Brownies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Spray or line a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy, then mix in the eggs, vanilla and Fre Alcohol-Removed Wine until smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients so it’s mixed well.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes.

Ingredients – Frosting

  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Fre Alcohol-Removed Wine in Merlot or Red Blend
  • 2 tbsp. Butter


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a simmer, then remove from the heat. Immediately stir in the chocolate chips, wine and butter and stir until it’s smooth.
  2. Chill in the fridge about 30 minutes, then frost over the brownies. Enjoy!

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To go along with this excellent dessert, let your ladies enjoy this flavorful Pomegranate Mocktini!

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  • 1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • Spring of Mint
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Fre Alcohol-Removed Wine in Merlot, Red Blend, Chardonnay or other flavor of choice
  • 1-2 oz. Club Soda
  • Dash of Heavy Cream


  1. Pour it all together and shake or stir until smooth. Enjoy!

Note: it’s best chilled, so I just make sure the wine and club soda are plenty cold before mixing.

What Mocktail or Mocktini would YOU like to try with Fre Alcohol-Removed Wines?

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