Why I love this non alcoholic sangria recipe
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.
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. 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.
Next time you need option for non alcoholic cocktails, you should make this sangria recipe. It’s perfect for the upcoming summer, and it’s so simple. Just serve over some ice to keep it cold, and enjoy.
Looking for more mocktail recipes? Try this strawberry mocktail mule or some sparkling peach black tea.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
How to make non alcoholic sangria without wine
Prepare your fruit. Chop the fruit into bite, sized pieces. I like the slice my citrus fruit and strawberries, and cube my apples, but you can really do cut them anyway you want.
Mix the juice base. In a large pitcher (about 2 quarts), mix the fruit juices with the thawed apple juice concentrate.
Soak the fruit. Add the fruit to the pitcher and pop it in the fridge. Allow the sangria to rest in the fridge and give the fruit some time to really soak up the juices and add flavor to the sangria.
Top with bubbles. When you’re ready to serve, fill the rest of the pitcher with club soda or sparkling water. You could also use a soda here, but I don’t like it that sweet.
FAQs and Tips for making non-alcoholic sangria
Does sangria get your drunk? Not this one! It’s made with fruit juices instead of real wine, so you have nothing to worry about. If you want real sangria with wine, try this red sangria recipe.
How far in advance should you make sangria? I like to make this recipe the morning I’m going to serve it. If it’s a mid-day event, I usually make it the night before to allow the fruit enough time to soak. But, you can make it just before serving and it will still be great.
How long will sangria last in the fridge? This non alcoholic sangria should last for a few days in the fridge. Hold off on topping the pitcher with club soda if you won’t drink it all right away.
More sangria recipes:
More non alcoholic drinks:
- Dairy free hot chocolate
- Toasted coconut shakerato
- Breakfast smoothies
- Passion tea lemonade
- Banana berry smoothies
- Non alcoholic mulled wine
- 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
- 3 – 4 cups club soda
- In a large pitcher, stir the grape, lemon and lime juices with the apple juice concentrate.
- Add the fruit pieces and allow them to soak in the juice until to serve.
- Stir in the club soda just before serving.
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Spanish
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 131
- Sugar: 28.9 g
- Sodium: 26.1 mg
- Fat: 0.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 32.8 g
- Fiber: 1.3 g
- Protein: 0.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: easy, non alcoholic, mocktail, virgin, summer, kid-friendly
Published: May 14, 2014. Updated: May 23, 2022.
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