The Best Non-Alcoholic Sangria
Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t drink alcoholic beverages. I am that person who can’t tell the difference between pinot grigio and chardonnay. Yes, I really suck at anything alcohol or liquor. Once, at a gathering, a friend’s mother made a great-looking sangria…it smelled amazing too. As a non-drinker, I was unable to taste the red mixture because it wasn’t non-alcoholic Sangria.
First and foremost, Sangria is typically made with red wine and a bunch of fruit. Some folks even add a little liquor to their recipe. As appealing as it looked, it was a ‘no bueno’ for me. From that point on, like a teenager on a mission, I started mixing a bunch of non-alcoholic cocktails and asking family members and friends to taste. I had a few bloopers and one success.
All things considered, I am happy to share my success with you – my world’s best non-alcoholic sangria. But before I share, let me make something clear, this is not your momma’s sangria. According to my panel of tasters – friends and family, it packs a lot of punch without the alcoholic taste. It is great for summers on the porch, kids birthday parties, barbeques and ‘just because you want to’ kinda days.
Without further ado, let’s dive into making this non-alcoholic Sangria.
- 1/2 cups white grape juice
- 3/4 cup apple juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 lemon thinly sliced with peel
- 1 large orange thinly sliced with peel
- 1 small peach thinly sliced with peel
- 1 small apple cored sliced into 6 with peel
- 1 tsp red currant extract optional
- 2 cups sparkling mineral water
Combine the fruits and juices in a large pitcher. If you have kids, be safe and use a shatterproof plastic pitcher like this one .
Prior to serving, add mineral/carbonated water and stir together.
You need at least 3 hours of refrigeration.
Finally, plan ahead if you want to maximize the taste of this special non-alcoholic Sangria. When the flavors are allowed to marry, it tastes better and you almost forget that you are drinking a Virgin Sangria. The best part is that you can share with the kids for a perfect family time. It makes a good pairing with Homemade Apple Chips. If you are able to find red currant extract, of course, the flavor of your Sangria will be even more amazing.
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