A non-alcoholic sangria is the perfect mocktail for get-togethers, baby showers, or any sober party where a delicious Spanish beverage is appreciated. The traditional summer drink is easy to customize, too, including when you enjoy it.
Hint: It doesn't have to be summer for you to make heart-eyes 😍 over this refreshing drink.
Ingredients for the Perfect Non-Alcoholic Sangria
You can probably find sangria on store shelves, but it’s easy to put together your own virgin sangria recipe.
What is non-alcoholic sangria made of? Non-alcoholic sangria is typically made with fresh fruit, sparkling water, and juice or an alcohol-removed wine.
The only difference with the alcoholic version is the alcohol. (Mexican sangria usually has a higher ABV.) White grape juice is typical in many drink recipes for sangria, but we like to elevate things.
- 1 bottle Surely Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1-2 cups fresh fruit (blueberries, orange slices, and red grapes are all great)
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 can orange Zevia*
*We like Zevia because it doesn’t add calories. If lemon-lime soda is your jam, go for it. If you don’t want any sweetness, club soda is an easy get when ordering at the bar.
Non-Alcoholic Sangria Recipe Instructions
Patience is the key to how to make non-alcoholic sangria. Most of your total time with this non-alcoholic drink is waiting for it to cool.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 4-6 hours
Yields: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 oz
- Fill a large pitcher with red wine, fruit, vanilla extract, and juice.
- Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight.
- When ready to serve, pour Zevia into your glass pitcher.
- Pour sangria over ice and garnish with desired fruit.
A virgin sangria has the added benefit of a small dose of all kinds of vitamins and minerals from that fresh fruit. We’re talking calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A for starters. The calories and carbohydrates may differ a little, but it’s still a healthy option.
How many calories does a non-alcoholic sangria have? Non-alcoholic sangria served with low-calorie alcohol-removed wine has about 118 calories per serving.
Nutrition Information (per serving):
- Calories: 118
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbs: 13 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Net Carbs: 11 g
- Protein: 1 g
How to Change It Up
We know our alcohol-free sangria is pretty classy, but there are ways to change up this mocktail recipe depending on the fruit juices you have or desired flavor profile.
- Need more citrus? Add some orange juice. A splash of lemon juice or lime juice will do the trick, too.
- Planning winter holiday cocktails? Try cranberry juice and fresh cranberries in your mix. That makes for a great Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day) option, too.
- Feeling fall flavors? Sangrias featuring apple cider or apple juice are delicious. Garnish with cinnamon sticks for a true autumn delight.
Virgin Sangria = All the yum, none of the regret.
All of that fresh fruit you’re piling into your glass is already a healthy start. Keeping the alcohol out of your glass is even better.
The best part is, you’re still drinking real wine. If you’re not a fan of red wine, we think our non-alcoholic rosé would work just as well.