Virgin Sangria
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Serves: 4
This is a recipe born of a slow summer afternoon. With one child in a chance slumber on the couch, and the other restless, we set to work and the result is delicious.
  • An Orange
  • A Peach
  • A Lime
  • A Lemon
  • A Handful of Strawberries
  • ½ c. Grape Juice
  • 4 c. Seltzer
  • 5 Tbs Sugar
  • A Splash of Water
  1. Cut the skins off the peach and orange and dice the fruits.
  2. Juice the Lemon and Lime.
  3. Slice up the strawberries. A small child can use an egg slicer to do the job, just trim off the leaves and stems first, if they're large or tough.
  4. Pour the sugar in a glass jar, cover with water and microwave for a minute, to melt the sugar. Stir. Of course, you can also use pre-made simple syrup or just pour boiling water over the sugar... or skip the sugar entirely if you prefer a lighter version.
  5. Toss all your fruit into a large pitcher, followed by the sweet syrup you've made, then add the grape juice, lemon and lime juice, and seltzer.
  6. I like to cover my pitcher and keep it in the refrigerator for several hours, letting all the flavors stew before drinking. If you're impatient, add some ice to make sure it's plenty cold.
Recipe by Pass the Knife at