Summer Mocktails – Virgin Sangria Recipe

Marty and I don’t drink or serve alcohol to our guests. To offer our guests something a little special when we entertain, summer mocktails can be a great choice.  We can always offer lemonade or my Templeton iced tea but sometimes I want something just a little bit different. Thankfully, there are lots of different summer mocktails we can make to serve at our parties. This virgin sangria recipe is one of  my very favorites because it’s loaded with fresh, organic fruit. This post has been sponsored by Foodie.com.

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Summer Mocktails

This is the perfect summer mocktail recipe because I can vary the fresh fruit I use based on what is in season. So, if you don’t have cherries but do have raspberries, you can use those instead. If you don’t have orange juice but do have pineapple juice, feel free to substitute. Because you will be floating the fruit (orange, lime and lemon) in your mocktail, please choose organic.

Summer mocktails - Virgin Sangria Recipe

 

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Virgin Sangria Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Ingredients
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tea bag (regular black tea)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (food grade not craft grade)
  • 1½ cups pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup raw local honey
  • ½ cup organic orange juice
  • 1 orange (sliced into very thin slices)
  • 1 lime (sliced into very thin slices)
  • 1 lemon (sliced into very thin slices)
  • ½ cup frozen organic dark sweet cherries
  • 1½ cups carbonated water
Instructions
  1. Put the tea bag and cinnamon stick in a bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Let it sit there for 5 minutes and then take the the tea bag out and discard.
  2. Put the tea, honey and juices in a large pitcher and mix well. Add the fruit and refrigerate for one to two hours to let the flavors merge.
  3. Right before you serve it, add the sparkling water.
  4. Pour into glasses making sure that you get a nice combination of fruit in each glass.

These summer mocktail recipes will be perfect for your Girls Night In party this summer. Gather a bunch of friends, send the men off to watch the kids, find a chick flick on television and you will be all set to relax. If TV isn’t your thing, how about a mani / pedi party? Have everyone bring a few of their favorite nail polishes and enjoy a few hours being pampered.

Summer Mocktails are very easy to make. It’s just a matter of removing the alcohol from your favorite drink and replacing it with juice of some sort. This Virgin Sangria mocktail is a yummy combination of  pomegranate juice and black tea. Since I am a huge fan of both pomegranate juice and iced tea, it’s one of my favorites. If you like, you can use Trop50 in place of the pomegranate juice in your mocktail. For additional inspiration check out the Trop50 collection on Foodie.

 

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Comments

  1. The Virgin Sangria recipe sounds really good. Perfect for a hot day like today.

  2. I have never had a Sangria but it looks delicious! I don’t drink so it is nice to see a virgin recipe! 

  3. I love the idea of mocktails.  Sometimes like to have a fancy schmancy drink, but I tend to steer clear of alcohol and something like this is nice!

  4. I love a good sangria, with or without alcohol! 

  5. These sound really yummy and refreshing. We do not do alcohol either, love tea!

  6. Yumm, I love sangria! But I’ve never actually made it myself – someone else always is or I get it when out at a restaurant. I will have to try this recipe!

  7. I love this idea. I don’t really drink booze anymore, so this would be perfect for me. They all look tasty!

  8. I love sangria, although I have never tried it without the alcohol. These sound great! 

  9. That looks so amazing! And perfect for that girls night out or in you were talking about 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing with everyone!

  10. This sounds good! I always enjoy mocktails like this.

  11. melanie r. says:

    Love this recipe… perfect for summer…..Looks beautiful, too….thanks for sharing

  12. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Since I am not one for alcohol ( my husband consumes it occasionally) I prefer mocktails like these! Thanks!

  13. This looks delicious! A wonderful drink for an afternoon on the patio this summer!

  14. Great collection! Love this recipe!

  15. Oh yummy, this sounds and looks equally delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try, I love the addition of dark cherries!

  16. This looks so good and refreshing. This would be perfect for poolside and we are spending a lot if time by there.

  17. Michelle says:

    That is a summer must have. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Mocktails are really fun because they can be made of just about anything! I love that! Your sounds awfully tasty too.

  19. This sounds yummy, love the fruit combination. Definitely need to give this recipe a try this summer. 

  20. This looks so yummy and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Yes! This sounds SO yummy!! I will be making this!

  22. Mmmmm, this looks amazing. 🙂 So refreshing.

  23. looks yummy!

  24. Yummy! This is a perfect summer drink 🙂 I’m so pinning this! Thank you for allowing this post as a roundup on our Summer Themed #PinUP Pin Party! Join us every Friday, a new theme every week!

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