Family Friendly Sangria Cooking with Jeb Brown

Today we are happy to Welcome Back our Guest Blogger and Chef, Jeb Brown! Jeb created an incredible "Family Friendly Sangria!" from garden fresh fruits. I love it!  Just a reminder if you missed his last post of amazing Pad Thai, Jeb is my girlfriend Megan's son. Jeb continues to excel as a Chef and as a Writer. 

Family Friendly Sangria by Jeb Brown 
Personally, I am so happy to have a family friendly version of sangria because of all that beautiful fruit. Please take note, Jeb's creation uses fruit from his own garden! I cannot wait to try this with my own husband and sons. Thank you, Jeb and Megan. 

Introducing Jeb Brown... Jeb Brown is a 14-year-old Guinea pig enthusiast, classic film appreciator, Celtic music lover, and Kansas City Royals fan.

Family Friendly Sangria 
by Jeb Brown

During the summer, my family likes to have refreshing drinks to endure the hot days.  I have found that sangria (a non-alcoholic version) is a hit with my family, especially my little brothers.  It is a wonderful mixture of fruit and fruit juices, which is a pleasant thing to have during those nearly 100° days. 
Sangria is a great way to cool off during the hot summer days.  It is especially good for family time outside (perhaps to enjoy while Dad is grilling dinner?).   Sangria can be made many different ways, with many different variations, but this one is my favorite.  I modified my recipe based on this one by Modern Mrs. Darcy's "Cold Drinks for Hot Summer Days." 
Family Friendly Sangria

Family Friendly Sangria
Cooking with Jeb 
by Jeb Brown
3 cups of grape juice
½ cup of orange juice
½ cup of pomegranate juice
¾ cup of raspberries, divided
¾ cup of blackberries, divided 
1 Nectarine, sliced 
1/3 cup of water 
1/3 cup of sugar 
Sparkling Water

Make simple syrup by combining: water, sugar, ¼ cup of raspberries, ¼ cup of blackberries, and 2 slices of the nectarine in a saucepan and simmer until the sugar is dissolved.  Combine grape, orange, and pomegranate juice, remaining berries, remaining nectarine slices, and the simple syrup (berries and nectarine slices too!) in a pitcher.  Stir and chill to let the flavors meld.  
When chilled…
Fill desired glass up to ¾ of the way full with sangria, and top off with sparkling water. 

This drink is very family friendly, and is a good thing to have around while having summer family time.  Try making your own unique recipe, with your own combinations of fruits and fruit juices.  I hope you enjoy this recipe, which you can use as a starting point for your own signature sangria.   ☺   
Thank you Jeb for sharing your recipe with us! We enjoy your posts here at Carolina Mama. Have a great Summer. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: Jeb Brown was hired to write this post as a Guest Blogger for Carolina Mama.