Winter “Sangria” 

Prepare this wine-free recipe the night before serving so the fruit flavors can meld.

Winter Sangria Mocktail

Makes eight to 10 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus at least three hours to chill


  • 1 qt. pomegranate-juice blend, such as pomegranate-cranberry or pomegranate-cherry (look for 100 percent juice)
  • 2 cups elderberry juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup red grapes, cut in half
  • 4 cups sparkling water


  1. In a large pitcher, mix pomegranate and elderberry juices; add cinnamon sticks and fruits.
  2. Cover and steep for at least a few hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Serve in wine glasses, distributing the fruit among them and adding sparkling water for a little fizz.

Suggested spirit: Top off with a bit of brandy.

(a.k.a. "That Food Girl") is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer and food stylist.

Photos: Andrea DAgosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Stylist: Paul Jackman

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