I mix the puree, with the seeds, to the tea and grape juice, and then strain it. It is much easier than trying to strain the thick puree.
Mock Tea Sangría
Finally, a sangría that even the kiddos can enjoy. Grape juice, lemon, lime, orange soft drink, and puréed raspberries give this ruby-red tea drink its great flavor.
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Steep: 5 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours
- 1 (10-oz.) package frozen raspberries, thawed
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 family-size tea bag
- 2 cups red grape juice
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 (16-oz.) bottle orange soft drink, chilled
- 1. Process raspberries in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Pour puree through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large container, discarding raspberry seeds.
- 2. Bring sugar and 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring often. Remove from heat; add tea bag. Cover and steep 5 minutes.
- 3. Remove tea bag with a slotted spoon, squeezing gently; cool tea mixture slightly. Stir together raspberry puree, tea mixture, grape juice, and lemon and lime slices. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. Stir in orange soft drink, and serve immediately over ice.
You can substitute 1 cup orange juice and 1 cup lemon-lime soft drink for orange soft drink.
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