Virgin Sangria

Virgin Sangria | A Teaspoon of Happiness

Last Wednesday, we had our friends Ashley and Anthony over for dinner (they’re the friends we went to Amsterdam with last year). It was the first time we’d all gotten to hang out since Marc returned from Kazakhstan, so I made some roasted chicken and potatoes and carrot salad. Since Ashley and I are both pregnant, I thought it would be fun to have some mocktails to go with our dinner – and I decided that virgin sangria would be the perfect fit since it was finally nice outside.

Looking for more mocktail recipes? Try this strawberry mocktail mule or some sparkling peach black tea.

Virgin Sangria | A Teaspoon of Happiness

I found a recipe on Our Best Bites, but I adapted it to make a little more. Even though we didn’t end up drinking it all, I wanted the recipe to serve a crowd. So I changed the proportions and added whatever fruits I already had on hand. The recipe turned out great, and tasted really similar to regular sangria. Plus, the fruit gets extra sweet when it soaks up the juices.

So next time you need a non-alcoholic beverage option, this is what you should make. It’s perfect for the upcoming summer, and it’s so simple. Just serve over some ice to keep the juices cold, and enjoy.


Virgin Sangria

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 4 cups grape juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 12-ounce can of frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 34 cups club soda


  1. In a large pitcher, stir the grape, lemon and lime juices with the apple juice concentrate.
  2. Add the fruit pieces and allow them to soak in the juice until to serve.
  3. Stir in the club soda just before serving.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

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  • Reply
    May 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    These photos are gorgeous!!! I’ll have to keep this recipe just in case soon! Pregnancy: all the cool kids are doing it

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      May 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Yeah! Maybe you want to be cool, too? 🙂

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    May 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    If I were guaranteed to look cute-pregnant like you and not chubby-pregnant well maybe!!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      May 14, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      OMG! You totally will!

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    Melanie Ware
    May 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Am I missing something? I don’t see anything about apple juice concentrate in the ingredients. Could you fill me in please? This recipe sounds awesome, and would like to make it for an upcoming party.

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      May 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      I’m sorry. I must have accidentally deleted that line. It’s 1 12-ounce can of frozen apple juice concentrate.

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    December 21, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Made this for my pregnant wife on her 30th birthday and she loved it! Only downside is now she wants me to make it all the time 🙂

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      December 23, 2014 at 5:59 am

      I’m so glad she liked it. Happy birthday to her and congrats to you both 🙂

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    Grace | Eat Write Explore
    January 3, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I’m so excited to try this out! I’m giving up alcohol for January and I bought myself a bottle of grape juice the other day to make mocktails with – this looks like the perfect recipe.

    I hope you don’t mind I have also featured your recipe in my latest blog post, alongside some other great virgin cocktails!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      January 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Awesome! I think it’s always a great idea to take a break from the booze for a bit 🙂 Especially after the holidays. Thanks for the mention on your blog post! I’ll be sure to check it out. 🙂 I hope you like the recipe!

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