Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Scott Martin Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Scott Martin

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.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 9 cups
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes
  • 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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