Instant Mock Sangria

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 , , , , , 2 Comments

The Vegan Mofo (Month of Food) has just begun and my theme for the month is 'journeys.' Yesterday I introduced you to my journey through grief that took a new turn in June of this year when my dear aunt passed away. When this happened, we stayed at my mom's house for a while, spending time with family and helping with preparations for my aunt's memorial. Between my aunt's death and her memorial, the days were long and hectic. They were filled with spontaneous family get-togethers, planning, running around, and trying to keep our emotions in check in order to do what we needed to do. At the end of a long day, my mom and I would try to unwind and honor my aunt by attempting to watch one of my auntie's favorite shows (we were only half paying attention even on the best day), thinking of her and having a special drink. My aunt did not drink alcohol and we did not want to either. So, we decided to make virgin cocktails, or mocktails. 

Okay, really, we just wanted to drink some sparkling juice but it was warm and my mom had no ice. She did, however, have frozen fruit. Voila! Our mocktails were born. Necessity really is the mother of invention. 

Instant Mock Sangria
Sparkling Juice, we used IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit which tastes kind of like Squirt
Frozen Fruit Mix (we used strawberry, peach, mango and pineapple), any mix you like will work

Put the frozen fruit in a glass and pour in some sparkling juice. Enjoy!


  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your auntie, I hope everything’s ok. My nana passed away around my birthday in June and it was difficult. Your mocktail looks delicious with frozen mixed fruit medley…Im gonna miss the berry season actually!

    1. I'm sorry to hear about your nana. It must have been a very difficult birthday for you. I hope you are doing okay. Sending you hugs.