Mock Lemon-Limeade and Sparkling Apple Sangria

Mock Lemon-Limeade and Sparkling Apple Sangria at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Besides the kids going back to school, the one thing I love about this time of year is that football has started again. My husband and son are huge college football fans, but I’m more an NFL gal. Either way, that means I have to make sure that there’s always drinks and snacks available so we can nosh in front of the TV and cheer on our favorite teams.

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Healthy & delicious Mock Lemon-Limeade and Sparkling Apple Sangria at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Keeping the party snacks and drinks healthy

There’s lots of delicious, gluten free, and healthy party appetizer here at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet like Ham & Cheese Sliders, Gluten Free Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatballs, Healthy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Ranch Sliders, and Gluten Free Asian Ginger Meatballs. (Sliders and meatballs, what else could you want?)

I even have some lower calorie drinks here at TMC, like Ginger Lime Colada Spritzer and Peach & Cherry Beer Margaritas. However sometimes you want to skip the booze, either because you don’t want the empty calories, have guests who don’t drink, or want something special for the kids. That’s why I created my Mock Lemon-Limeade and Sparkling Apple Sangria.

The reason I love sangrias is the combination of fruit, juices, and something fizzy. This mock sangria is so flavorful and refreshing, you won’t miss the wine at all!

Mock Lemon-Limeade and Sparkling Apple Sangria at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Mock Lemon-Limeade and Sparkling Apple Sangria

Enjoy the refreshing tastes of lemonade and limeade in this fun fruit filled sparkling mock sangria. Marinate the fruit in the lemonade and limeade overnight for maximum flavor!

Ingredients

  • Enough fruit to fill one large sangria or lemonade pitcher – strawberries, grapes, pears, watermelon, apples, oranges, etc. Feel free to improvise!
  • Wedges of lime
  • Sprigs of mint
  • 1 (1.75 liter) bottle natural limeade
  • 1 (1.75 liter) bottle natural lemonade
  • 2 (750 liter) bottles sparkling apple juice

Directions

  1. Cut fruit into small bite sized pieces. Fill pitcher completely to top.
  2. Measure one part limeade and one part lemonade – enough to fill pitcher and completely cover fruit.
  3. Cover top of pitcher with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight so fruit can be infused with lemonade and limeade. Do this the evening before your party.
  4. The day of your party, just before guests arrive, remove pitcher from refrigerator. Stir fruit with a long spoon.
  5. Fill glasses with fruit until half of the fruit is removed from the pitcher.
  6. Take sparkling apple juice and slowly fill the pitcher to the top. Stir juice and fruit.
  7. Serve mock sangria in the fruit filled glasses.
  8. To replenish the mock sangria pitcher, refill halfway with two parts limeade one part lemonade, and then the rest of the way with sparkling apple cider. Stir to combine.
  9. To serve, again remove fruit from pitcher and place in glasses. Pour sangria over fruit. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: Serves two full pitchers of mock sangrias. The number of glasses depends on size of your pitcher and glasses!
  • Serving size: 1 glass

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