Virgin Sangria

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.

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

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?

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.

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

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

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:

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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!
Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 4
  • 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
  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.



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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

53 comments… add one

  1. Donald September 1, 2010, 8:30 am

    this is right up my alley as i have given up the booze, but i do love sangria.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 1, 2010, 1:03 pm

      See, Donald? Then this recipe is perfect for you! My husband doesn’t drink either, so it’s always nice to share something like this with him.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 2, 2010, 8:20 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Julie! I agree with you: the fruit flavors are wonderful in sangria.

  2. delicieux September 1, 2010, 9:41 pm

    This looks so delicious and healthy!! You have me wishing I could put my hand into my laptop screen and grab a glass.

  3. Deborah September 1, 2010, 11:07 pm

    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.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 2, 2010, 8:23 am

      Hi Deborah! Welcome! I’m so glad you found my site, too! Thanks for your kind words about my photos — I love to hear you like them! See you around!

  4. Juliana September 2, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Lacey, this sangria looks so refreshing…perfect for the Summer :-)

  5. Adam September 3, 2010, 11:05 am

    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.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 3, 2010, 12:33 pm

      Thanks, Adam! I agree — there IS always room for sangria! Watermelon martinis sound yummy, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Debs September 3, 2010, 9:37 pm

    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.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 3, 2010, 9:43 pm

      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.

  7. Charlotte October 2, 2010, 11:30 am

    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.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef October 2, 2010, 12:44 pm

      So jealous of your time in Spain, Charlotte! I hope you enjoy this sangria recipe too. :)

  8. Jacqueline October 5, 2010, 7:34 am

    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.

  9. Hetal April 8, 2011, 10:18 am

    Hi Lacey!
    How many glasses does this yield? Your pictures are amazing!

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef April 8, 2011, 12:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Hetal! Well, I suppose it depends on your glasses. It makes one full pitcher of sangria and I believe we get a good 4-5 glasses out of it.

  10. Joyce April 12, 2011, 3:00 pm

    Thanks just what I needed for our office potluck.

  11. Hetal April 25, 2011, 11:51 am

    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. :))

  12. Kiran May 17, 2011, 9:43 am

    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!

  13. Kyla June 9, 2011, 10:50 pm

    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!


  14. Patty June 27, 2011, 12:34 am

    I absolutely love your pictures! This sangria is just what I need for this hot weather. :)

  15. DeAnn August 23, 2011, 8:30 pm

    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!

  16. Lydia September 22, 2011, 1:02 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it for a girlfriends baby shower. It was delicious!

  17. Tai September 30, 2011, 2:21 pm

    wow, thanks soo much, this made my birthday party amzing, turning 15 on sunday and it was just perfect xxx

  18. Tori White October 16, 2011, 11:00 pm

    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!!!

  19. Phyl Badenhorst December 13, 2011, 5:25 am

    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.

  20. Chefholly January 9, 2012, 10:41 am

    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!

  21. Ryutaro March 5, 2012, 5:22 pm

    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!!

  22. Michelle @ Ten June June 6, 2012, 8:41 am

    Awesome recipe! I’m preggo, so this is perfect for me this summer : ) I’m actually sharing on my blog today… thanks so much!

  23. Nicole June 26, 2012, 1:12 pm

    Can’t wait to try this!! My family and I don’t drink and I’ve been looking for a fun drink all day and this is perfect!

  24. Teresa August 29, 2012, 6:00 pm

    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!

  25. Cathy K February 9, 2013, 3:48 pm

    Do you happen to have a version with alcohol?

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 9, 2013, 8:47 pm

      I’m sorry, I don’t. If you run across a good one, please feel free to share any tips or the link though. Good luck!

  26. Sophia March 8, 2013, 11:45 pm

    Hi, how many people does this recipe serve??

  27. nidhi@ whats cooking mom March 12, 2013, 7:50 am

    Thanks for this amazing recipe. I made it recently and it was such a huge hit with my family.I have posted it on my blog with link back to you.:-)

  28. MelodyReverie June 26, 2013, 5:44 pm

    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!


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