Both of the girls are in Spanish this year and I am headed off to Mexico tomorrow for a week. We decided that the best choice for an after school snack that would be refreshing on a really-still-summertime day would be a non-alcoholic “Sangria” mocktail style fruit punch. I whipped up this family friendly recipe with my favorite CherryMan syrup and fruit to celebrate the season. I think it would be super perfect for those days in school where they ask the kids to bring in treats and drinks with a Spanish origin. This post is sponsored by CherryMan but the ideas are my own.
Here is the formal definition…
Sangria (English: /sæŋˈɡriːə/,; Spanish: sangría [saŋˈɡɾi.a]) is abeverage of Spanish origin. A punch, the sangria traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy.
The trick is to make it in the morning so the fruits have plenty of time to share their juices and flavors as they sit together through the day. Okay, here it is.
- 1/4 C CherryMan Syrup
- 1 Jar CherryMan Cherries
- 3 C Orange Juice
- 1 Orange, Peeled and Cut into Small Pieces
- 1 Apple Cut into Small Pieces
- 30 Red Grapes Cut in Half
- (Can Also Use Pears or Peaches)
- ICE for Serving
- Mix all ingredients except ice in a large pitcher and let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of hours.
- Serve over ice with a fork for eating the fruit!
Here’s the sweet deal about this treat. It is filled with fresh fruits and fun. I love that you can customize it to add the fruits that your kiddos like the best.
I created a fun little word search with a few of the Spanish words we already know as a family.
The truth of the matter is, we learned the words in the puzzle on Dora the Explorer! I am guessing the mere mention of the show makes you want to start singing so just for you, I am including the YouTube link to the song. You are welcome.
Yay for Back to School and Yay for CherryMan Inspired Fruit Drinks!