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Being the token single lady in my family comes with a lot of responsibility. I have to be an adult when it comes to conversations, the cool Aunt when I hang with my nieces and nephews, and I have the job of coming up with fun drink recipes when we all get together.
Being from the south, sweet tea is practically a way of life. I am sad to admit that I didn’t like it growing up, I suspect it was too sweet because my sister was always a little heavy handed with the sugar, but I have grown to love it over the years.
My parents host our family Christmas at their house on Christmas Eve and we eat and drink a lot. My Dad always does steaks on the grill; my step-mom makes the best gumbo, shrimp kabobs, and chicken kabobs; my sister always brings the sweets; and I bring the drinks. Everyone else brings sides, dips, and whatever else. We sort of skip the whole “traditional Christmas dinner” and just do what we like. That’s our tradition!
This year I think I am going to make a Sweet Tea Sangria! I have seen a few recipes floating around Pinterest and the fruit at my local WalMart has looked exceptionally good this year. I found the most gorgeous Honey Crisp Apples, Navel Oranges, and a big old bag of cranberries that were just calling my name.
This recipe is super fun and colorful!! I love the brightness of the fruit, the cranberry color, and the taste!! I think this holiday drink is on point!!
This recipe is super fun and colorful!! I love the brightness of the fruit, the cranberry color, and the taste!! I think this holiday drink is on point!! I also love that you can do a mocktail or add some white wine and make it into a cocktail. I don’t know about your family but in mine if the kids see you drinking something they want whatever it is. This recipe can be both “family friendly” and “adult friendly” at the same time! Because you know I am all about being able to put a little spin in a recipe and make it your own. BOOM!
Being the single lady that I am, not only am I super frugal but I am all about convince. Sure, I could make my own sweet tea at home but why when I get it from Milo’s for around the same price and it’s just easier to grab and go? Know what I mean?
A little background…Milo’s Tea Company is a family owned, certified woman owned business located in Bessemer, AL. Milo’s was founded as a restaurant in 1946 by Milo and Bea Carlton after Milo returned from serving his country in World War II. Milo’s philosophy was simple – use high quality, fresh, natural ingredients, listen to your customers and never sacrifice taste. In 1989, Milo’s began selling their fresh brewed Famous Sweet Tea to local Birmingham grocery stores and now Milo’s beverages can be found in thousands of retailers across the United States. Milo and Bea’s vision still guides the company today as Milo’s continues to source only natural ingredients, fresh brew all of their teas and never use colors, acids, additives or preservatives. Read the simple ingredient list on their juices and teas, and you will see the Difference. Drink Milo’s and Taste the Difference.
You can find Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea (and unsweet tea, no calorie tea, and lemonade) at your local WalMart! It was in the refrigerator section in between the milk and coffee creamer for me. Don’t forget that right now the sweet tea 2/$5 when you buy the gallon jugs while supplies last!!
Have you tried Milo’s tea or lemonade??
- 1 part Milo's Famous Sweet Tea
- 1 part Cranberry Juice
- 2 naval orages sliced
- 1 apple sliced
- 2 cups cranberries
- Slice fruit up and put a couple slices orange, apple, and cranberries in each glass. Fill pitcher with remaining fruit.
- Add Milo's Famous Sweet Tea and cranberry juice in equal parts to pitcher. Mix well.
- Add ice and/or white wine if you want to make it a cocktail!
Mimi Green says
This looks really good and simple to make. I would totally add a touch of red wine to make it an extra great day.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
Oh yes! This would be great with a little white/red wine. Perfect for entertaining guests this holiday season. I will make sure to get Milo’s Sweet Tea next time I do my grocery shopping.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
YES! This sounds so good. I am totally making this when I host Christmas dinner this year. Yum!
I LOVE Sangria! I have ever attempted to make it though. You make it look easy so I need to try this recipe.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks like the perfect thing after a hard day of wheeling and dealing. I can’t wait to mix this up and give it a whirl.
Megan Elford says
Yum! It looks so fruity and delicious, and I love that you can customize it for the kids and the adults. It just looks so beautiful in the pitcher – can’t wait to try it!
Sweet tea sangria sounds delicious! I would love to make this for the holidays! I’m sure my friends and family will love it!
Liz Mays says
Oh I’d love to make one of these. Yum! That sweet tea sounds perfect for a refreshing drink like this.
lisa @bitesforbabies says
This sounds so refreshing!! You had me at sangria..it’s one of my favourite drinks!
Sangrias are my favorite wine drink so thanks for this remix! I love the Southern Christmas plate too nice touch!
This looks like a great thing to serve at my holiday parties. I love that plate by the way!
This recipe is so fabulous and looks tasty! I love Sangria and Sweet tea! Perfect combination
Miles L. says
This is a great addition for the Holiday Season. I should try these. I looks so classy. :)
Sweet tea sangria sounds good to me. I think I will have this tonight. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Terri Ramsey says
I like the combination of sliced apple and cranberries, this would be perfect for our Family Christmas Party.
Rebecca Swenor says
This sounds like a tea we will have to try. I don’t like cranberries but they might taste good in the tea. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Chubskulit Rose says
That looks so refreshing! Great to drink after a good workout!
This sounds so refreshing. Here in Texas we love ourselves some sweet tea!
That looks yummy and refreshing. This is the perfect drink to serve at holiday parties.
Up Run for Life says
This sounds tasty. I love buying sweet tea that is premade. It just tastes better but I think it’s because we have terrible water where we live.
Diana Villa says
We love sangria, I can’t wait to try your recipe for this coming out weekend :D
My husband is a sucker for iced tea or sweet tea. Bet he’d love your Sangria recipe.
I am addicted to cranberry juice, I really love the tart taste. This looks like a great holiday drink after a stressful day of decorating with 2 kids who tear everything down lol.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This sounds like a delicious refreshing recipe. I will have to try it this weekend for my Christmas party.
Maggie Branch says
This sounds great! I love sweet tea and what better way to liven it up than turning it into sangria? YUM
Bonnie @wemake7 says
That looks so refreshing! I would love to try these really soon. Thanks for sharing.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I love Sangria, my favorite is Yellowtail Sangria! I have never put cranberries in mine, I will have to try that out!
This looks delicious!
When I was in high school my friend’s dad would make red wine Sangria for us in the summer. Oh man that was so good!
April Mims says
This sounds pretty tasty – and definitely Southern! I can see why your family puts you in charge of bringing drinks :)
Seriously, I adore sangria and I love tea. So, I’m gonna go and make this right now!
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I had my first sangria! I have never tried making one on my own, though. Maybe sometime!
OH my goodness, all that fresh fruit really makes the drink. That looks amazing to me and I do love tea.
Claudia Krusch says
I LOVE Sangria! I can’t wait to try your recipe! You make it look easy!!! Yummy!
Tonya c says
I love sangria! I’ve never tried Milo’s Iced Tea. I am also an iced tea lover! I’ll have to pick some up on my next Walmart trip!
Alyssa C says
I love Sangria. I actually just made apple cinnamon sangria for thanksgiving and it was a total hit. I am definitely going to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
This Sweet tea Sangria is perfect for christmas parties and family reuinions!