Sangria is really popular here in Mexico, but it’s a headache waiting to happen – usually made with cheap wine, Fanta, and vodka! So here’s a alcohol-free version that’s a little more forgiving…

Ingredients: 

2 cups boiling water

2 black tea bags (or 2 teaspoons loose-leaf teaa in an infuser; decaf tea is fine)

2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 cup sugar (or honey)

3 cups pomegranate juice

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 medium orange, sliced into thin rounds

1 medium lemon, sliced into thin rounds

1 medium lime, sliced into thin rounds

1 medium apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

2-4 medium strawberries, sliced into thin rounds

3 cups carbonated water

Directions:

Pour the boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve. In a large jar or pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange, lemon, lime, and apple. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight). Just before serving, stir in carbonated water. Serve in glasses over ice.