- July 18, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 0 Comments
Tropical Green Tea Mocktail
This tropical green tea mocktail recipe is refreshing, light, and delicious. The virgin green tea sangria will invigorate you!
Ready for a non-alcoholic sangria recipe that’s perfect for celebrating any season? Go ahead and enjoy this summer in a glass.
This green tea mocktail will help keep you hydrated while adding a little flavor to your day!
I don’t know about you, but I love sipping a refreshing mocktail. And this time of year, it’s so nice to slow down to a nice pace. What better way to enjoy the season than to drink a summery virgin cocktail?
Whenever I entertain, I like to whip up a few signature recipes. I’m not the biggest drinker, so I created this green tea sangria recipe that’s suitable for kids and adults alike! You can easily stir up a batch of this easy sangria recipe for a crowd.
Green tea bags: This virgin sangria recipe is made with green tea, which will pump your body full of flavonoids that help keep your heart healthy.
You’ll get the biggest benefit from taking in at least 400 milligrams of flavonoids daily, an amount you can get from drinking three to four cups of brewed tea. Isn’t that amazing?
While I made a green tea sangria, feel free to try different tea options. I had regular green tea on hand, but you could also use iced green tea in this recipe—or you could go the black tea route and use black unsweetened iced tea.
You’ll want to brew one iced tea bag in four cups of cold water.
FYI: Two servings of this tropical beverage counts as one cup of brewed tea. I love recipes like this sweet sangria that feature tea. You can also try my matcha green muffins.
Honey: If you’re vegan, you can substitute honey for agave syrup in this green tea mocktail.
Fruit juices: I used white grape juice and passion fruit juice to add natural sweetness to the mocktail, as well as some health-helping antioxidants. If you don’t have white grape juice on hand, apple juice would also work.
Oranges, key limes, kiwi, and pineapple: I used key limes, oranges, kiwi, and pineapple in this summer sangria recipe, but you can certainly play around with your own fruit add-ins. What’s a healthy mocktail without a whole bunch of good-for-you fruit?
Helpful kitchen tools
You may find these kitchen items helpful in making this green tea mocktail recipe:
I love that this simple sangria takes just minutes to prep. You can make sangria the night before and have a refreshingly healthy beverage ready to serve up the next day!
To make this green tea mocktail, start by brewing tea bags in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags; stir in honey.
In a pitcher, combine brewed tea with remaining ingredients, reserving a few orange segments for garnishes. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or more. Pour into glasses, garnish, and enjoy!
Make different varieties of virgin sangria
Ready to whip up this delicious green tea mocktail? This tasty virgin green tea sangria tastes like summer, so get ready to add this drink to your list of go-to tropical mocktails!
If you’d like the recipe to be a little sweeter, you can add some rosemary simple syrup.
Try these modifications if you’d like to vary up the green tea mocktail:
- If you want the drink to be colder, add some ice cubes.
- If you want a bubbly drink, replace the water with sparkling water.
- If you want this to not be a mocktail recipe, you can add a little peach schnapps or vodka (just a shot glass’ worth or so!) to the drink.
- If you want to mix things up, you can add lemon and lime juice, cranberry juice, or sour mix to the large pitcher of mocktail.
Because this green tea mocktail contains honey, it is not. But if you’re a vegan eater, simply swap out the honey for agave syrup to make a vegan green tea sangria.
You definitely can, but the beverage would no longer be virgin. Vodka, rum, or peach schnapps would all work well in this recipe.
It does. One serving of the tropical beverage count as half a cup of brewed tea.
More tea-infused recipes
Love sipping this green tea sangria? Here are other tea-infused recipes you’ll enjoy:
This blog post was updated in July 2022. This content was originally part of a partnership with Lipton ®, a Unilever brand, as part of the Agents of Change program.
Tropical Green Tea Mocktail
- 6 green tea bags
- 4 cups water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 cups chilled white grape juice
- 2 cups chilled passion fruit juice
- 2 oranges, segmented
- 6 key limes, halved
- 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup diced pineapple
- Brew tea bags in boiling water for 3 minutes.
- Remove tea bags; stir in honey.
- In a pitcher, combine brewed tea with remaining ingredients, reserving a few orange segments for garnishes.
- Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or more. Pour into glasses, garnish, and enjoy!
How are you enjoying this easy virgin sangria recipe? I hope it becomes one of your favorite virgin tropical drink recipes. What’s your favorite naturally sweet sangria recipe?
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