Iced Tea Sangria Mocktail
This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
The weather here in Palm Springs is quite perfect right now – warm and sunny yet still streaked with a cool breeze. These are the days that remind me why I desperately wanted to move here from LA. Needless to say, we are not spending much time indoors. Our days are filled with breakfast by the pool, iced tea in the sun and outdoor movies in the evening. We’re spoiled! Today I’m sharing a current favorite in the Husvar House – kid-friendly Iced Tea Sangria – which is best served with a side of Palm Springs sunshine.
Iced tea is something I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. I brew a big batch at least once a week, usually twice. I may have southern roots, but I also watch my added sugar intake, so I tend to leave my tea unsweetened. But for days when I’m craving a sweet drink, I turn my iced tea into sangria!
Sangria is another favorite beverage of mine, but since I homeschool two kids, my day drinking opportunities are not often. Instead, I create Iced Tea Sangria, which satisfies my cravings and my kids can partake! Instead of sweet wine, I add sparkling fruit juice and a bit of lemonade. You can really add any fruits you’d like but my favorites are stone fruits or berries. For stone fruit sangria, I add fresh apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums. And for berries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. This batch, I used lemons, plums, peaches and raspberries.
A little trick, use frozen fruit so you don’t have to add ice (which will melt and water down your sangria).
For as much as I complain about how hot it gets here in the summer, I sure do love everything that comes along with the heat. This definitely includes poolside sangria and playing in the sprinkler toys with my kids! Is there anything MORE summer than getting soaked in the sun?
Perfect for Sangria and other summer mocktails is the Celestial Seasonings Zinger line of teas. For this Iced Tea Sangria, I used Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger and Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger, which I picked up at Walmart. Walmart has the best variety of Celestial Seasonings teas and at the best price.
These Celestial Seasonings Zinger teas are great hot or cold, but I think they really shine as iced tea. What are your favorite ways to drink iced tea? Even when I’m not making a “sangria” I still always used frozen fruit to make iced tea. Frozen peach slices are, hands down, my favorite “ice” for iced tea – try it!
Celestial Seasonings teas for summer!
Iced Tea Sangria Mocktail (one pitcher)
- Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger, 2 brewed bags
- Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger, 2 brewed bags
- 8 oz sparkling juice (berry, apple or grape)
- 4 oz lemonade
- frozen fruits
- frozen peaches
- Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, stir and refrigerator.
- To serve, place frozen peaches in glasses. Pour Iced Tea Sangria over top. Enjoy!