We served wine and cocktails on Thanksgiving, but I wanted to be sure that we had a special non-alcoholic drink as well. Inspired by a “mocktail” that I came across recently, I created this Black Tea “Sangria” which uses chilled black tea in place of wine. It turned out quite well. Even though Thanksgiving is over, I thought that I would share this easy recipe because it could be served at any holiday party. It is very festive. Enjoy!
Black Tea Sangria
6 c. cold water
4 black tea bags*
1/2 c. sugar
4 1/2 c. pomegranate juice**
2 1/2 c. orange juice
Orange, lemon, and/or apple slices
1. In a medium-size pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and cover with a lid. Allow tea to steep for about 15 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir in sugar until completely dissolved. Allow to cool.
2. Pour cooled tea into a pitcher. Stir in fruit juices. Refrigerate for several hours to overnight. Add fruit slices an hour before serving and continue to chill. If desired, garnish with additional fruit when serving.
* I used black tea with cinnamon. If using plain black tea, one could add a cinnamon stick while it is steeping.
** If pure pomegranate juice is not available, a pomegranate juice blend, or even a cranberry juice blend, would also work well in this recipe.
I love black tea and green tea with lemon! 🙂 My favorite forever! 🙂 I will try your combination, sounds tasty, thank you very much! 🙂
Thank you, Cristina. I hope that you enjoy it!
Wonderful recipe. Like the mix of the tea and juice. Thanks!
Thank you, Amy! Happy Holidays!
Wonderful recipe! I’m going to try this for Christmas eve! Thank you
Thank you. I hope that you enjoy it. Happy Holidays!
Love this idea. I will make it for our Christmas Eve dinner guests. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you. You will probably have fun selecting just the right tea to use : ) Happy Holidays!
Laurie – I finally made this for a dinner party in January and it was the hugest hit. Everyone asked for the recipe. I used The Tea Spot’s Harvest Spice tea, which has a very heavy cinnamon flavor.
Oh, I am delighted to hear that. Thank you so much for letting me know!
Such a fantastic combination of ingredients! Definitely going to make this. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Sheryl! I hope that you enjoy it!
Pinning this to use when entertaining for some of my friends that don’t drink alcohol!
I hope that the pin works. I have noticed that sometimes pins from my blog turn out too dark. Let me know if it is ok. Thanks!
Thanks, I went and checked my pintrest and it hadn’t pinned when I used the share button. I just did it again using my “pin it” button I keep on my windows tool bar and it pinned fine this time. And not too dark! 🙂