Fun Friday riding on the wagon

I’m sorry to disappoint you all but I have not had an alcoholic drink in over 6 days!!!

I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true.

I Angie, lover of wine, beer and spirits have not enjoyed a glass of hooch for almost a full week!

I have had no desire for my daily intoxicant…and I’m not missing it at all

yet 😀

So I thought I’d post one of my favorite drinks SANGRIA without the alcohol…

Non-Alcoholic Sangria Serves 8

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2 cups boiling water 2 black tea bags (or 2 teaspoons loose-leaf tea in an infuser) 2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup sugar 3 cups pomegranate juice 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 orange, sliced into thin rounds 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds 1 lime, sliced into thin rounds 1 apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks 3 cups carbonated water

Pour boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve.

In a large jar or pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange, lemon, lime, and apple. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight.

Just before serving, stir in carbonated water. Serve in glasses over ice.

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8 thoughts on “Fun Friday riding on the wagon

  1. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Now this looks good. Congratulations on day six. Not being a “drinker” I look forward to more “virgin” concoctions on the following Fridays! Thank you Angie Grapevine. Keep up the good work girl. Jamaica is six bottles of hooch closer – save those pennies!

    • Does look good!!! Might be nice with a little shot of vodka…one day 😀 Did you say Jamaica? They have Rum there don’t they??? 😀 😀 😀

    • Not quite sure….I am quite surprised at myself actually 😀 I’m not missing it even in the incredible heat wave we’re experiencing!!! Just lemon water 😀 😀

  2. I have one glass of red wine a week, usually on Friday evening.

    The thing I haven’t had for 3 months now, is caffeine. It was hell at first, almost as if I had narcolepsy, but now I’m feeling so much better. Sleeping well, not rushing to the toilet every five minutes, calm (instead of jittery all the time), and my teeth are whiter. I’d recommend the non-caffeine thing to everybody, but beware of which decaffeinated tea you buy, as there are two different processes used to remove the caffeine — one with nasty solvents, the other with harmless CO2. Also, never cut out caffeine suddenly, or you’ll suffer the most foul headaches.

    • I love love love red wine!!! I’m not missing it one bit though..hmmm 😀 I love herbal tea, I’ve been drinking one called Tulsi Original it is the best by far that I have tried, I usually drink green tea (loose leaf) or Chai, if you haven’t tried Tulsi you must!! I’ve heard that if you suddenly stop drinking caffeine that you do get headaches…almost like withdrawl. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. 😀 Thank you for your comment and I am really enjoying your work!

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