Mocktail Recipe #3: Citrus Sangria

Throughout the year, special occasions like Memorial Day, graduations, weddings, football games, and holiday parties provide opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, celebrations can also lead to drunk driving, which is a top safety concern and the leading cause of traffic-related fatalities and injuries on America’s roads.

To help you plan safe, enjoyable parties, we asked AAA Ohio Auto Club associates to share their favorite mocktail recipes. The public voted on their favorites, and we compiled the recipes into a guide. In this series of blog posts, we present some of the winners. Enjoy!

Citrus Sangria


  • 2 c. boiling water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 3 c. pomegranate juice
  • 1 c. fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 orange, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 lime, sliced into thin rounds
  • 3 c. carbonated water
  • 1 apple, cored and cut into ½ inch chunks


Pour boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks. Steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve. In a large pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, and fruit. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. To serve,  pour over ice and stir in carbonated water.

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