Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pomegranate or Berry Sangria (non-alcoholic)

Although you would expect to add wine to an authentic sangria, this spiced fruity punch-like drink is delicious just as it is. It goes well with appetizers. In the summer I like to add blueberries, blackberries and some ice cubes,  while at Christmas it looks festive with pomegranate seeds and cranberries floating on top. I credit the main ideas to the kitchn  and I'll share a large recipe (to serve 16). For a smaller group I'd do half.

  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4  chai tea bags (I used Bengal Spice) 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 cups pomegranate/berry juice
  • 1/2 tin frozen concentrate OJ
  • 2 medium oranges sliced thinly
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium lime, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups berries (mix of blueberries and blackberries) or seeds of 1 pomegranate 
  • 6 cups carbonated water
  1. Steep tea and cinnamon sticks for five to ten minutes.
  2. Discard bags and stir in the sugar.
  3. Pour into a very large pitcher and add the rest of the ingredients, minus the club soda.
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour or all day.
  5. Add club soda before serving.
  6. This works well in a punch bowl if you like to scoop up the fruit with it. 


  1. So festive! It sounds like a wonderful punch to serve this Christmas and looks stunning. Printing this one....

  2. I didn't know this site was called Mennonite Girls Can't Drink ;0

  3. Very beautiful! Enjoy the wonderful recipes and devotionals you ladies post.

  4. I am so going to making this over the holidays looks delicious!

  5. Yum! I will take a glass along with a plateful of loaded potato bites.
    May all the joys of the season be yours.

  6. Such a pretty beverage. This will be the punch I try this year.

  7. What a great recipe.. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Looks really good. What size tin is the frozen orange juice concentrate? 12 ounces? Thanks to all of you for the ongoing inspiration. Alice

    1. The Canadian cans I buy are about 10 oz, so if your can is 12 oz, use a little less than half.