Today David shares a great recipe for a sangria mocktail -- a non-alcoholic cocktail recipe I used often when pregnant! And honestly, it's so delicious I still make it whenever I want something refreshing without alcohol. I would recommend this delicious drink for any special occasion.
Virgin Sangria: An Easy, Tasty, Non-Alcoholic Alternative
Now that I've found a great non-alcoholic sangria recipe, it's my go-to virgin cocktail for summer barbecues.
It might not have the winey taste of regular sangria, but it's just as fruity, fresh, and delicious! And while most sangria mocktails are loaded up with added sugar (often disguised in different fruit juices and sodas), mine holds back on the sweetness. Drink it all afternoon with no guilt at all!
And if not sweet enough, you can always add a bit more sugar -- it's your recipe after all!
All you'll need is fresh fruit, a bit of grape juice, and some fizzy sparkling water. Make sure to leave yourself enough time to let the flavors macerate in the fridge, but otherwise, it's just a 5-minute recipe. I've put some suggestions on fruit that you can find easily year-round, but it's pretty versatile. Add whatever sweet fruit you have access to, and enjoy!
Non-Alcoholic Sangria (Virgin Sangria)
- 1 lemon thinly sliced, peel on
- 1 orange thinly sliced, peel on
- 1 apple cored, thinly sliced, skin on
- 1 cup berries whatever you have!
- 1 cup grape juice
- 1 cup water
- 4 cups sparkling water cold
- Start by combining all of the chopped fruit and berries in a large pitcher. Pour in the grape juice and still water and leave in the fridge for at least an hour. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight if you have the time!
- When ready to serve, top up the pitcher with the sparkling water and serve immediately, with ice.
Thanks for giving my non-alcoholic sangria recipe a try! What fruit do you prefer to add to your recipe, and do you prefer it to the wine versions? Let me know in the comments below.