Have you ever heard of the term “mocktail?” I first heard the term last holiday season when my friend Julie at SoberJulie.com began a series of mocktail recipes for non-alcohol drinkers. I just loved this idea and even though I do drink alcohol, I experimented with making my own mocktails because they are so fun and taste so good – and the entire family can drink them!
My favorite thing to make for parties and family functions is Sangria, but I always make a non-alcoholic version so that everyone can enjoy it.
When I found out that Lipton had a new product out – the Lipton Tea & Honey – I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate the pitcher packet into a Sangria mocktail recipe. I took a little shopping trip to Walmart to buy my ingredients, and you can read my Google+ story about creating #FamilyTeaTime here.
There were a lot of tea options at Walmart but I was able to find the new Lipton Tea & Honey pitcher packets pretty easily because they were right at the top of the shelf!
I personally do not like mango very much, so I bought the peach apricot flavor – I also like black iced tea better so it was the perfect choice! After grabbing the Lipton Tea & Honey pitcher packet, I headed to the juice isle and picked up a few fruit nectar boxes and then grabbed a fruit cocktail to add to my Sangria Mocktail Recipe!
Lipton Tea & Honey Sangria Mocktail Recipe for #FamilyTeaTime
1 Lipton Tea & Honey Peach Apricot pitcher packet
2 cups of water
2 cups of ice cubes
1/3 cup guava nectar
1/2 cup peach nectar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 cup fruit cocktail in heavy syrup
Dissolve the Lipton Tea & Honey pitcher packet in 2 cups of water in a pitcher with 2 cups of ice.
Once dissolved, add the other liquid ingredients and stir well.
Then add your fruit cocktail, making sure to get some of the syrup too, as that is where the sweetness of the sangria will come from.
Mix it all up…and you’re done!
Yes, it is that easy!
Now, the hard part is trying really, really hard NOT to drink it all up before Angeline and her friend get out of school in a few hours…
That looks great, doesn’t it? I also drank some of the Lipton Tea & Honey on its own and it was really good. I like that it’s only 5 calories a serving, and each pitcher packet makes about 4 cups! Now I want to try some of the other flavors and the single serving glass packets too!
Have you tried the new Lipton Tea & Honey mixes yet? If so, what did you think and which one is your favorite?
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