I had some fifteen guests yesterday for brunch. Scary? Yes, it was a bit scary. When you have that many guests coming home for lunch/brunch/dinner, the only way to work around it is getting organized and doing all the prep work a day or two ahead.
I knew I had to make a hot drink (Chai / Indian Tea) and a cold drink. And Sangria is one of the most easiest cocktails / fruit punch you can make. And the best part is that it tastes better if made a day earlier!
This is recipe is for 'non-alcoholic' Sangria as my family and I don't drink. :)
Ingredients (Serves 8)
2 cups cranberry juice
2 cups grape juice
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 pear, diced
1 apple, diced
3 cups 7Up of other plain soda
Combine cranberry juice, grape juice, orange juice, fresh lemon juice, diced pear and diced apple.
Just before serving, stir in the lemon-lime soda and some ice.
You could make this recipe your own by adding other fruit juices, fresh mint, strawberries etc.