Virgin Sangria

This post was last updated on July 18, 2014 to include new images and a recipe video.

Recipe and images of Virgin Sangria by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

I really wanted to make some tasty sangria this summer. I got the idea to make my own sangria after going wine tasting with friends in Temecula, California.  Falkner Winery, one of the wineries we visited, has a recipe for sangria that uses two bottles of their Luscious Lips red wine which is absolutely delicious. Yummy.

Virgin Sangria

Well, if you read My Summer List, Revisited post, you know Dustin and I are currently trying for our second child. Hmmm. Trying for a second baby and drinking sangria? Not so much. The sacrifices we make for these kids, huh?

Whatever was I to do?

Virgin Sangria

Solution: Virgin Sangria! I know, I know…a non-alcoholic sangria recipe is not as fun or as sexy as the real stuff. But, think of this as a great recipe to share at your kid’s birthday party, a baby shower, with friends who don’t drink, or at an office potluck.

See? It works itself out.

Virgin Sangria

If you’ve ever made sangria, you probably know the more fresh fruit, the better. The hardest part about making this drink is waiting for it to get ready in the fridge. I suggest leaving it overnight (if you can stand it), but at least a few hours would allow some magic to occur. That’s right: magic.

Recipe and images of Virgin Sangria by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

Feel free to improvise with whatever fruit or juices you may have on hand. For example, you could add some cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, sliced peaches, sliced pineapples, etc. to make it your own. There’s almost no bad fruit to try — well, maybe bananas. Eww.

Recipe and images of Virgin Sangria by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

Thanks for sticking with me on the Summer List extravaganza. Last stop on this crazy summer ride: Mint Chip Ice Cream.  Stay tuned!

Oh – and if you wanna see just how flipping easy this recipe is to make, watch this video:

Virgin Sangria

Virgin Sangria
 
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A great Virgin Sangria recipe that's a non-alcoholic sangria to share at your kid's birthday party, a baby shower, with friends who don't drink, and more!
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Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 cups grape juice
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced, with peel
  • ½ lime, thinly sliced, with peel
  • 1 medium orange, thinly sliced, with peel
  • 1 small apple, cored, sliced into 8ths, with peel
  • 1 small black plum, thinly sliced, with peel
  • 2-3 cups sparkling mineral (carbonated) water or club soda, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the fruits and juices in a large pitcher.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, overnight preferably, to allow for flavors to combine.
  3. Prior to serving, add mineral/carbonated water and stir together.

Comments

  1. says

    Ooh, this sounds delicious! I don’t like alcohol, but every time my friends order or make sangria, it just looks so delicious and refreshing! i’m gonna have to try this out. thanks!

  2. Teresa says

    Wow! Thanks so much. I just said to my husband that I wished I could find a great alcohol free recipe for Sangria. Neither of us drink alcohol anymore but there are times when we would like something a little “dressier” to serve to our friends. This is perfect!

  3. Ryutaro says

    I’m exchange student from Japan, and I’m used this recipe as a part of my power point assignment in my Culinary Art class. Not commercial use. Also I use to cook a lot in Japan, so when I find this I was so exited that I found this grate recipe and your Free recipe book.
    Thank you very match!!

  4. says

    Thanks for sharing! I am throwing a baby shower for my sister this weekend and am excited to give this a try. I’m a pastry chef from Wisconsin with 3 small kids and a wonderful husband, I’ve enjoyed checking out your site and will definatly be returning for seconds! Thanks!

  5. Phyl Badenhorst says

    At Christmas time it is so nice to have such a nice recipe for Sangria as we have small grandchildren who like to share the day with us and also able to have a special drink with the adults, our babies range from 2 to 10. Sooo thank you so much. I live in a town called Uitenhage in South Africa. Special Christ-mas Blessings to you and yours. Fond regards Phyl.

  6. Tori White says

    This is perfect for my Spanish One project considering i think putting alcohol in our sophmore/freshman spanish class sangria would get us n loads of trouble. THANK YOU!!!

  7. says

    Sounds divine! My girlfriends and I are true Sangria lovers. I am having a mid-afternoon get together this weekend and figure the “unleaded” version would be a much better choice. Thanks for posting! BTW, your photographs are gorgeous!

  8. Kyla says

    Thanks a lot for posting this recipe! I am making it for my friends and I at my Graduation Party tomorrow! Obviously we can’t drink, but we can feel mature and adult-like with our virgin Sangrias!

    Thanks!

  9. Kiran says

    Thank you for coming up with this recipe! I was just complaining on Sunday about how much I wish I could be drinking Sangria. Alas, pregnant with my fourth so none of the real thing for me. I will make some of your recipe this weekend. It should be the perfect thing to get me through to August. Yay!

  10. says

    Hi Lacey!
    I had made this amazing drink for my friend’s surprise birthday party and everyone LOVED it! Everyone asked me for the recipe. Even the kids loved it a lot!
    Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe!
    It has become my kids’ favorite drink!!
    Please share more virgin drink recipes. :))

  11. Jacqueline says

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I have three daughters all nursing babies and when we get together for parties they always feel left out. And I’ve been suffering from iron deficiency and need lots of vitamin C – this recipe is my solution.

  12. Charlotte says

    I have had Sangria while in Spain with the family, and (being underage) it’s nice to be able to enjoy it in the States as well.

  13. says

    Lovely, non alcoholic sangria. I can’t drink so much alcohol these days after being diagnosed with cancer; so this version sounds great to me.

    Good luck with the new baby, hope it happens very soon.

    BTW Thanks for stopping my blog too.

    • says

      Thanks, Debs! Of course, I love checking out other people’s blogs — especially when they comment on my site! Heehee. I’m glad you can like this non alcoholic sangria… but I’m sorry to hear about your cancer, however.

  14. says

    Great looking Sangria and beautiful photos. Found you on taste spotting and what a wonderful treat. My wife, Joanne, and I just made a watermelon martini but there is always room for a sangria.

  15. Deborah says

    Hi Lacey, I’m a reader from Singapore and just chanced upon your blog while looking for recipes and I just wished I had discovered this earlier! Your photos are beautiful and so vibrant! Thank you for sharing your delish recipes and life with us.

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