Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Here's a non-alcoholic version of the sangria that visually compliments the standard red wine based sangria. Found on the net for ZWT 5. Cooking time does not include chill time.
- apple juice, for ice cubes
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1 small bunch of fresh mint
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 3 1⁄4 cups grape juice
- 2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 2 small pears, cut into chunks
- 2 medium oranges, sliced crosswise
- 2 small lemons, sliced crosswise
- 3 cups sparkling non-alcoholic apple cider
- mint leaf, to garnish (optional)
- To make the apple juice ice cubes, pour the apple juice into two ice trays and freeze until the sangria is ready to serve.
- Combine the water, mint leaves, sugar, and cinnamon in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for several minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, remove and discard the mint and cinnamon sticks.
- Transfer the remaining mixture to a large serving bowl.
- Add the grape juice, peaches, pears, and the orange and lemon slices to the serving bowl. Mix well, and refrigerate overnight. Immediately before serving, mix in the sparkling apple cider and the apple juice ice cubes.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired.
This was overall very delicious! It was a little too sweet for me, so I'd probably water it down some the next time (just a cup of water or so). The only change I made to the recipe is that I did not add peaches because they were out of season and I could not find any ANYwhere. The cinnamon and mint flavoring are pretty subtle, but they give it a nice kick, which was also enhanced by the sparkling cider. This is a good, refreshing drink that I will probably make again.