Add this fun refreshing Non-Alcoholic Sangria (Mocktail) to the mix at the next summer or holiday party, girls’ trip, game night, movie night, or for a marquee evening.
Sangria Cocktails is a classic, but this elegant Non-Alcoholic Sangria (Sangria Mocktail) drink is made with kid-friendly ingredients.
Not too sweet, not too tart, and super quick to make. Serve this as an elegant pre-dinner drink.
It’s a perfect way to bring in the New Year, Thanksgiving, or to enjoy an evening with the girls!
The drink’s true origin has not been fully determined, but it has been agreed that part of its creation originated in Portugal and Spain.
Traditionally, sangria is made with a proportion of alcohol. But for the purpose of our recipe, we are making a kid-friendly version.
It is an actual fruit punch consisting of red wine, chopped fruits, and spirits.
Though “sangria” originated in Portugal and Spain, it is not a popular drink amongst locals. Tourists however do consume it quite often when visiting the two countries.
The name Sangria may have originated from Portugal and Spain, but the ancestral roots of the drink are from the West Indies.
The drink called Sangaree from the West Indies dates back to the late 1700s.
Now since most places around the world have some form of European interaction, either via colonialism or merchant trading; Such a fruitful and delicious drink was quickly adopted, and other versions were created.
A close cousin to the sangria is the clericó found in Latin America.
Clericó, on the on the other hand, was adopted from the English Claret Cup. Similar to the sangria, it is based on red wines and fruits.
The meaning of Sangria in both Portuguese and Spanish is bloodletting. The drink recipes vary tremendously even in Portugal or Spain. The base of the drink remains the same.
What is traditional sangria made of?
As you may have guessed, there are many versions of this drink. However, traditional sangria is made of red wine, and fruits, some may add spices, water, and herbs.
Modern versions now include soda, club soda, and various juice.
This non-alcoholic sangria mocktail is fantastic to serve at your next gathering. The amount is truly up to you.
You can make a big batch or just enough for yourself to enjoy a beautiful evening after a long day.
Now if you are wondering how to obtain the reddish color of the sangria, that is where the red grape juice and cranberry juice come in.
But also keep in mind that sangria has evolved. Your imagination is your only restriction when making this delicious drink.
The drink itself is truly a fruit punch with cut-up fruits and sprits.
What’s Included in This Non-Alcoholic Sangria Recipe
The gorgeous color and flavor are from grape juice, cranberry juice, and orange juice.
Fresh orange, lemon, and lime wheels are also added just like the real deal but without the booze.
Trust us when we tell you, you will not miss the alcohol. We sure did not miss it when we made our Pina Colada Mocktail.
My kids love that they get to enjoy this drink – no need to sit at the kids’ table with this drink. This drink makes them feel all grown-up!
This stunning sangria mocktail drink is effortless, can be prepared ahead of time and chilled in the refrigerator.
How To Make A Virgin Sangria?
To make this gorgeous, girlie, sangria mix, you will need red grape juice, chilled orange juice, chilled cranberry juice, fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice, and ice cubes.
Fresh cut-up fruits and herbs such as rosemary for garnishing.
Add all the liquids in a suitable size pitcher, along with orange, lime, and lemon wedges or wheels, and stir. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
When ready to serve, add ice and fruits, and lemon or lime wedges to garnish. Serve immediately.
Recipe Serving Suggestions
You can add any fruits you’d like or that are available in your region, it is entirely your choice. Below are some options to consider:
- Berries – try strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries
- Apples – Gala or fuji apples are perfect due to their tart-sweet flavor.
- Oranges – Fresh oranges slices are great for this recipe.
- Lemons & Limes – It is best to use fresh lemons and limes.
- Grapes – Use seedless grapes as it’ll make your sangria mocktail more enjoyable.
- Mango – Slices will add an extra oomph to the drink, especially during the hot summer days.
- Sparkling Water — If you wish to include the classic bubbly texture, finish your sangria, and top it off with sparkling water or club soda. You can also substitute it with club soda if you prefer.
Pro Tips For Making This Recipe
- Be sure to use all the fruits as you do not want it to go to waste. Elegantly serve non-alcoholic sangria with some fruit skewers to make it more enjoyable for your guests.
- Adding sparkling water to the sangria mocktail is best until ready to serve. Remember, sparkling water will lose its bubbles if you add it beforehand.
- Core and remove the stems from the fruits and herbs before adding them to the drink.
More Drinks to Enjoy
After trying this sangria mocktail, we recommend you try one of the drinks listed below.
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Non-Alcoholic Sangria Recipe (Sangria Mocktail)
- 2 ½ cups Cranberry Grape Juice Cocktail
- 25.4 Fl. Oz. Sparkling Sangria Juice Cocktail
- ¼ cup Lime Juice
- 4 cups Club Soda
- Wedges: lemon, orange, and lime slices or wedges
- Cranberries or fruit of your choice
- In a large bowl or pitcher, add all the lemon, lime, and orange wedges/slices. Then add the liquids along with the lime juice. Add the cranberries or your favorite fruits.Stir well to combine. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
- When ready to serve, add ice, fruits, and citrus slices to garnish. Serve immediately. Enjoy!