Non-Alcoholic Sangria Punch

Non-Alcoholic Sangria via Blooming on Bainbridge CELEBRATE!
That's what we enjoy doing in our family! We celebrate all kinds of happy events! Nothing commemorates an occasion quite like a good toast! Kids enjoy toasting too! That's why we're always making up batches of non-alcoholic punch to celebrate! Frozen Fruit Tea Punch is a specialty! Sangria was on the menu when Bridget and her boys came to dinner.
Whatever the occasion, whatever the drink, pull out the wine/champagne glasses and CELEBRATE with a toast!
Non-Alcoholic Sangria via Blooming on Bainbridge Last weekend my nephew Griffin and his best buddy Noble flew out to Seattle to celebrate their 16th birthdays! We kicked off the eventful weekend with a Sangria toast! The guys absolutely loved this Sangria punch. I ended up making three batches of this refreshing, celebratory fruity punch! It's perfect for a party, or any festive occasion during the holidays!
Here's what you need to make Non-Alcoholic Sangria Punch:Photobucket
4 - 5 cups cranberry juice.
2 - 3 cups GOOD {slushy} ginger ale
1 can frozen concentrate pineapple juice
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 apple {roughly chopped}
1 hard pear {roughly chopped}
1 orange {sliced}
1 lime {sliced}
1 1/2 cups simple syrup {made with sugar, Splenda, or Stevia}
To make the simple syrup pour 1 1/2 cups of water into a small pan. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar to the water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat when sugar is dissolved. Feel free to substitute the sugar with sweeteners such as Splenda or Stevia. I used Stevia to make my simple syrup.
Begin by roughly chopping fruit into slices and chunks.
Photobucket Add frozen pineapple juice to plastic container. Photobucket Pour in simple syrup. Photobucket Give it a stir until frozen pineapple juice dissolves. Photobucket Now for the cranberry juice. Photobucket Add cranberry juice to pineapple mix. Photobucket Give it a stir. Photobucket  Add the fruit. Photobucket Love how the berries deepen the color of the Sangria when added. Photobucket
Pop a lid on the punch and place in fridge for several hours or overnight.
Photobucket An hour or so before serving, place ginger ale in the freezer to get slushy.
Make sure ginger ale doesn't freeze. Photobucket How gorgeous is that Sangria! Photobucket Pour Sangria in a serving pitcher. Photobucket Add 2-3 cups of slushy ginger ale to pitcher of Sangria.
For the life of me I can't figure out why I didn't add the ginger ale to this pitcher of Sangria. Maybe it's because I was so excited about Griffin and Noble flying in that night. That's totally not like me to forget the ginger ale for the photo shoot. Whatever the reason, these pics do not show the bubbly effect the ginger ale gives the Sangria when added.
Just imagine these glasses with lots of BUBBLES for TOASTING! Non-Alcoholic Sangria via Blooming on Bainbridge Promise me you'll make this for the holidays!
Life is for celebrating!
Get out the fancy glasses!
Toast away!
ENJOY the day!
Happy Happy Thanksgiving Week to you my friends.

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9 comments:

  1. HI Teresa
    This drink looks really good. Pretty too. Hope you and your family all have a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Looks like both our teams missed out on the BCS (boo)

    erika

    go ducks!

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  2. Mmm...Sangria on Bainbridge is the BEST, alcohol or not! Looking at this post is making me REALLY thirsty! Maybe I'll make some just for fun this weekend! :) I know Griffin & his friend must have had the best time with you guys!!!

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  3. Wait... why would you want to do that? lol, just kidding. Looks like a terrific punch idea!

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  4. Terry just read the post title and said, "Well, that's no fun!" Ha ha... But seriously, I don't enjoy the taste of alcohol, so I AM LOVING THIS!!!

    I'm also loving the monogrammed glasses!!

    xo

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  5. This looks amazing! I will be making this for the holidays!

    Holly
    http://notdonegrowing.blogspot.com/

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  6. Made this it is too sweet, doesn't need the 1 1/2 cups simple syrup, everything already has sugar in it so I will leave that out for the next batch. But other than that it is good.

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  7. Im actually doing this recipe for my Cinco de Mayo celebration at school. Im really excited!

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  8. I made this for a BBQ yesterday and it was amazing! I doubled the recipe and it was gone by the end of the day! Thank you for sharing it!!

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