Virgin Sangria is a very popular mocktail made with fruit juices (grapes, pomegranate, and oranges) and pieces of fruits with peels in it. Peels add a slightly bitter/unique taste to the sangria.
I had tasted Virgin Sangria a long time back and have been planning to make it for quite some time. I saw this recipe on A sweet pea chef blog and it looked very simple and tempting. Virgin Sangria is also very healthy as it has fresh fruit juices and fruits in it. March is the best month to enjoy Grapes and Oranges in India. There is no better recipe to enjoy grapes and Oranges than Virgin Sangria.
This is my new automatic fruit juicer. Now let me explain how this manual fruit juicer is automatic. When we bought it last year the shop keeper said that using it is so easy that your kids will be fighting to use it. I bought it immediately needless to say (though he forgot to mention the husband). And I am proud to say that it was one of the smartest moves, on my part ;-). All the juices for this Virgin Sangria recipe have been prepared by my 11-year-old son.
As it can be prepared in advance, it is an ideal drink for parties and festivals. It is a perfect drink to serve your guests this Holi as the weather is getting really hot and after playing Holi this colorful vibrant drink would make the celebration complete.
Cute aren’t they?
How to make Virgin Sangria
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
No cooking required
makes around 8 glasses
Recipe adapted from A sweet pea chef
3 cups fresh black Grapes juice
1 cup fresh Pomegranate juice
1 cup fresh Orange juice
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp Sugar
200 ml Sprite/Soda
Mix all the juices, lemon juice, and sugar. Mix thoroughly. You can taste and adjust sugar and lemon according to your taste.
Cut Apple into small pieces with the peel. Slice Lemon and Oranges into thin rounds with the peel. Add chopped fruits to the Sangria.
Refrigerate for minimum 2-3 hours for all the flavors to blend. Add ice and sprite/soda just before serving.