Mocktails are perfect non-alcoholic beverages to make for your holiday party. To go tea sticks are the base of this sangria mocktail, which is an easy recipe to make with just a few sliced fruits. This yummy mocktail is perfect for both adult and family entertaining over the holidays.
Has your calendar started filling up yet with holiday parties and get togethers? Mine sure has! I was just discussing New Year’s Eve plans with my mom and sisters this past week. Along with event planning for the holidays, I’ve also started menu planning. My sister and I host a cookie exchange party every year for our friends and we like to provide some different refreshments for our guests. We often do a wine and cheese spread, but since not everyone drinks alcohol, we also like to provide a non-alcoholic mocktail to drink, as well.
Since I love sangria, I thought this would be the perfect time to create a mocktail version of my Pineapple Sangria recipe using tea instead of wine as the liquid base. I decided to use the new Lipton Tea & Honey to go packets for my mocktail tea. These stir and go packets are quick and easy to use to make a glass or pitcher of iced tea. I found Lipton’s Tea & Honey to go tea sticks at Walmart in the coffee and tea aisle — you can see photos of my shopping trip in my Google+ photo albums. I was surprised by the variety of flavors including strawberry acai berry green tea, and peach nectarine black tea. Lucky for me, they also have a mango pineapple green tea in pitcher sized packets which are perfect for this mocktail sangria.
This sangria mocktail is super easy to make. The hardest part is slicing up your fruit! I used lemons, oranges and green apples, but feel free to use what you think sounds good. Usually I add sugar or soda pop to a wine based sangria to sweeten it up, but the pineapple mango tea is sweet enough on it’s own so all you need is the tea and your favorite fruit.
While I intended this recipe to be for an adult party, my kids were circling me while I was making it begging to try it! I finally gave in and we had a little family tea time together over lunch. They absolutely loved this mocktail! I’m definitely planning to make a little sangria mocktail as part of our family entertaining over the holidays.
- 2 pitcher sized packets of Lipton’s Tea & Honey Iced Green Tea, Mango Pineapple
- 8 cups water
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 green apple
- Slice fruit in to medium sizes slices and set aside.
- In a large pitcher, stir together Lipton tea packets and water until combined.
- Add fruit slices to pitcher.
- Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours to infuse flavors.
- Serve over ice.
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