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Virgin Sangria

Virgin Sangria | A Teaspoon of Happiness

Last Wednesday, we had our friends Ashley and Anthony over for dinner (they’re the friends we went to Amsterdam with last year). It was the first time we’d all gotten to hang out since Marc returned from Kazakhstan, so I made some roasted chicken and potatoes and carrot salad. Since Ashley and I are both pregnant, I thought it would be fun to have some mocktails to go with our dinner – and I decided that virgin sangria would be the perfect fit since it was finally nice outside.

Virgin Sangria | A Teaspoon of Happiness

I found a recipe on Our Best Bites, but I adapted it to make a little more. Even though we didn’t end up drinking it all, I wanted the recipe to serve a crowd. So I changed the proportions and added whatever fruits I already had on hand. The recipe turned out great, and tasted really similar to regular sangria. Plus, the fruit gets extra sweet when it soaks up the juices.

So next time you need a non-alcoholic beverage option, this is what you should make. It’s perfect for the upcoming summer, and it’s so simple. Just serve over some ice to keep the juices cold, and enjoy.

This post is part of RedEnvelope’s #redBar project.

Virgin Sangria

Yield: 12

Prep: 10 minutes

Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

4 cups grape juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 12-ounce can of frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 orange, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 cup sliced strawberries
3 - 4 cups club soda

Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher, stir the grape, lemon and lime juices with the apple juice concentrate.
  2. Add the fruit pieces and allow them to soak in the juice until to serve.
  3. Stir in the club soda just before serving.

Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

6 Responses to “Virgin Sangria”

  1. Cheryl — May 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    These photos are gorgeous!!! I’ll have to keep this recipe just in case soon! Pregnancy: all the cool kids are doing it

    • Melissa Belanger replied: — May 14th, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

      Yeah! Maybe you want to be cool, too? :)

  2. Cheryl — May 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    If I were guaranteed to look cute-pregnant like you and not chubby-pregnant well maybe!!

    • Melissa Belanger replied: — May 14th, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

      OMG! You totally will!

  3. Melanie Ware — May 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Am I missing something? I don’t see anything about apple juice concentrate in the ingredients. Could you fill me in please? This recipe sounds awesome, and would like to make it for an upcoming party.

    • Melissa Belanger replied: — May 14th, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

      I’m sorry. I must have accidentally deleted that line. It’s 1 12-ounce can of frozen apple juice concentrate.

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