This Non-Alcoholic Sangria drink is made with fresh fruit, fruit juices and fizzy soda to create that refreshing, red-colored sangria drink you’re familiar with — all without any alcohol!

A glass of Non-Alcoholic Sangria against a gray background.

What is Sangria?

I’ve never been to Spain, but according to my research, sangria is a traditional Spanish drink. However, after reading further online, I was surprised to find out that typically people who swoon over sangria in Spain are mostly tourists. So, if you get to Spain before me, drop me a note on what your take of sangria was.

Either way, I’m excited to share this virgin sangria recipe. Sangria is a pretty customizable drink, traditionally made with a combination of fruit juices, fresh fruit and a fizzy element. The juices blend really well together, and you can use whatever fruit is in season. However, the drink is technically made with wines and/or brandy, so I guess by “traditional” I mean: here’s how to make sangria without alcohol. 😂 

A glass of deep colored purple sangria on a gray plate.

Sangria Ingredients

  • Apple — Cored and sliced with the peel on.
  • Large orange — Thinly sliced with the peel on.
  • Pear — Thinly sliced with the peel on.
  • Lemon — Sliced with the peel on.
  • Grape juice — To get the iconic color, use a purple grape juice.
  • Apple juice — I typically have the store-bought kind in jugs on hand (thanks to my kids).
  • Orange juice — You can use orange juice from concentrate, just make it into juice to use it.
  • Ginger ale — You can also use a carbonated mineral water or club soda for a less sweet drink.
Bottles of ginger-ale, grape juice, orange juice, apple juice laying on a gray background.

How to Make Sangria Without Alcohol

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the soda or mineral water, in a large pitcher or punch bowl. 
  2. Stir and let sit in the fridge for 2-4 hours. Remove from the fridge and stir in the soda. Serve cold.
A virgin sangria drink in a glass pitcher with slices of fresh oranges, apples, lemons, and pears floating in the drink.

Recipe Tips

You can use any array of seasonal fruit.

Chill time: 2 hours. Don’t chill too long or the fruit gets funky due to sitting in the juice for a while. (It will become mushy and discolored if you leave it there for 4+ hours.)

A glass of dark purple colored virgin sangria sitting on a gray plate.

FAQs

What does sangria mean?

Sangria comes from the Spanish word sangre, which means “blood.” This will make sense after seeing the pictures of sangria because the drink has an iconic deep red color. 

Where does sangria come from?

According to Food & Wine, sangria is a wine-based drink that dates back to the Middle Ages. Water wasn’t very safe to drink, so often wine was consumed more. Vine Pair explains that the Spanish started making sangria with the grapes planted by the Romans; then fast forward to the 1700s and 1800s when people in England and France started making the drink. Finally, according to Food & Wine, Americans got on the sangria bandwagon during the 1964 World Fair in New York City.

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Purple colored sangria with slices of oranges, lemons, and pears floating in the cup.

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Non-Alcoholic Sangria

This delicious drink is perfect for holidays or special occasions because everyone can drink it! The flavors are beautiful and you can use seasonal fruits to add to the drink, don't feel restrained by what's listed in the recipe.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Chill Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 apple - sliced and cored, keep peel on
  • 1 orange - thinly sliced, peel on
  • 1 pear - thinly sliced, peel on
  • 1 lemon - sliced
  • 3 1/2 cups grape juice
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 cups ginger ale - or carbonated mineral water for a less sweet drink

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients (including the sliced fruit), except the soda or mineral water,  in a large pitcher or punch bowl. 
  • Stir and let sit in fridge for 2-4 hours. Remove from fridge and stir in the soda.
  • Serve cold. 

Notes

Note: you can use any array of seasonal fruit. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal (7%)Carbohydrates: 35g (12%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 1g (2%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Sodium: 13mg (1%)Potassium: 250mg (7%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 31g (34%)Vitamin A: 98IU (2%)Vitamin C: 27mg (33%)Calcium: 28mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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