Simple delicious non-alcoholic red wine sangria

How to make non-alcoholic red wine sangria that isn’t just a fruit juice.

Sangria is the most famous Spanish drink. Traditionally, it has red wine and a strong spirit, such as brandy or whiskey. That is a challenge if you are not on the booze.

Most virgin sangrias are just fancy, mixed, fruit juice that would be at home in front of a kid.

What if you want more? What if you want the same boozy taste of the traditional sangria, the cocktail experience, the party feeling? 

We have worked on a no-fuss, 6-ingredients, non-alcoholic red wine sangria recipe with alcohol-free wines and spirits that will satisfy you and all your alcohol-drinking friends.

The key to a great sangria: the red wine

The best red wine sangria needs a fruity, sweet, full-bodied red wine to strengthen the flavour and give it depth. Replace full-strength drink with a non-alcoholic red wine to have the adult drink without compromising on health or fun. Our two best pick for non-alcoholic red wines for sangria are: 

Pairing combinations for red wine sangria

  • On its own

Non-alcoholic red wine sangria is the perfect drink to be sipped on its own, all evening long, while you nibble on some nuts and olives.

  • Red meats

Grilled red meat and juicy steaks are the perfect pairings for red wine sangria.

  • Tapas

Take yourself back to Europe with tapas, small shareable dishes found in every Spanish café. Meet or fish, it will work as long as it’s packed full of flavour. A bit of work to make them, but bound to impress your guests.

  • Spicy foods

The cool sweetness of red wine sangria plays off of the spiciness of Spanish, Tex-Mex, and Thai dishes splendidly.

Easy and delicious non-alcoholic red wine sangria recipe (serves 4)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 apple [60 g] - cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 orange [65 g] - rind on, sliced into small pieces, large seeds removed. Extra for garnish
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 180 ml orange juice
  • 60 ml Seedlip Grove 42
  • 750 ml bottle Blue Nun Alcohol Free Red or Two Valleys Red- chilled
  • Ice to chill [~ 200 g]

Instructions

  1. Add apples, oranges, and sugar to a large pitcher and mix with a muddler or wooden spoon.
  2. Add orange juice and Seedlip non-alcoholic citrus spirit. Mix to combine.
  3. Add non-alcoholic red wine and stir. Taste and adjust flavour as needed.
  4. Add ice and stir once more to chill. Serve as is, or with ice in the glasses. Optional: garnish with orange slices.

You can store the leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours, though best when fresh.

Best enjoyed on a hot summer day, relaxing outside on patio furniture, surrounded by friends and sharing a laugh.

Enjoy!

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