Virgin Sangria

Happy August!

It’s been a hot hot summer and I’ve been trying to find ways to stay hydrated in any way possible. I’m also trying to find ways to satisfy my alcohol craving during pregnancy, without actually drinking anything alcoholic (duh).

This past weekend, we hosted a casual dinner for our church and I thought, “Ooh, let’s make a fun drink!” So I ended up making virgin sangria and it was a hit, especially in this summer heat!

Here’s the recipe for y’all if you want to make it for your next party and/or for yourself. I mean, why not- treat yo’self! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Orange
  • 4-6 Strawberries diced
  • 1 Nectarine/Peach diced
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 (750mL) Bottle of White Grape juice (sparkling, optional)
  • ½ cup of mixed juice

 

fruits, White Grape & Elderflower sparking juice (from World Market), Citrus Mango Pineapple Juice 

1.  Slice the orange and apples and layer them into the pitcher.
2. Add the liquid- sparking juice first (pictured) then mixed juice (not pictured).
3. Squeeze 1 whole lemon and lime into the pitcher (not pictured, sorry).
3. Add the diced fruits. 
4. Chill for 2-4 hours, to get all the fruits to infuse with the juice. 
5. Serve!  

You can control the amount of diced fruits to add- I love having those diced fruits to nibble on, so I diced the entire nectarine. However, if you just want the flavor and not so much diced fruit action, then feel free to dice less! Also, I like that slight citrus-y hint, especially in the summer time.
This is just my personal recipe that I'm sharing, so please feel free to modify it however you like. The only thing I advise to not modify is the amount of time you let it chill in the fridge, to guarantee that "marination" of all the fruit flavor into the sangria. 

And voilá! That's it! 
Super simple, super easy.
Enjoy!


PS: Honestly, I had enough fruits diced even after the sangria portion was finished, that I just added water into the pitcher and had fruit infused water the next day. The great thing about that was that Halie was able to enjoy it too. Yay!