This family friendly Holiday Sangria recipe is a colorful mocktail of fresh fall/winter fruits, juices and sparkling cider or non-alcoholic wine.
Since this isn't made with a nice dry wine like a traditional Sangria, it could be called a fruit punch. But Sangria just sounds more festive. Obviously, if you want an adult only version just switch the fruit juice for a bottle of red wine (Pinot Noir, Merlot, etc. ).
It is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's or other holiday party when persimmons and cranberries are ripe. For the tea, I used Twinings Holiday Berry , but Bigelow Constant Comment, Celestial Sasonings' Sugar Plum Spice or anyother orange or berry tea would also be good.
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Family Friendly Holiday Sangria
- 3 berry, orange or other fruit tea bags
- 2 cups boiling water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 persimmons
- 1 pear
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1 tangerine (peeled)
- ½ cup fresh cranberries
- 1 bottle sparkling cranberry juice
- Steep the 3 tea bags in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Dissolve sugar in the tea and set aside.
- Prepare fruit: Slice one persimmon in rings for garnish and set aside. and chop the other into ½ inch pieces. Peel orange and tangerine, slice into rings and break apart. Chop pear into ½ inch slices discarding the core.
- Place cut fruit and cranberries into pitcher and smash with a spoon lightly to muddle. Mix in tea and sparking cranberry juice. Chill before serving. Garnish with a slice of persimmon.
This sounds much nicer than a Shirley Temple. I love the complex flavors.
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I love that this is family friendly. It's also nice to have something like this at holiday parties for designated drivers and pregnant women so they feel like they are drinking something special too.
Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng
I love the idea of an alcohol free drink. It's so nice to include kids and non-drinkers (or drinkers who don't want to do overboard)!
I love the idea of using tea as the base for sangria! Such a great way to make it family friendly and totally delicious.