Sangria Mocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


Sangria Mocktail is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Spanish Sangria, which is a popular fruity wine-based drink. Sangria Mocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy the refreshing and fruity flavors of Sangria without the alcohol. It is a great option for parties, family gatherings, and events where people of all ages can enjoy this delicious drink.

  • Originated in Spain
  • Non-alcoholic alternative to traditional Sangria
  • Suitable for all ages and occasions

How Sangria Mocktail Tastes?

Sangria Mocktail is a refreshing, fruity, and slightly sweet drink with a tangy citrus twist. The combination of fresh fruits, juices, and sparkling water creates a light and invigorating beverage that is perfect for warm weather and outdoor gatherings.

Interesting facts about Sangria Mocktail

  • Sangria Mocktail is a versatile drink that can be customized with various fruits and juices to suit individual preferences.
  • It is a popular choice for brunches, picnics, and summer parties.
  • The name 'Sangria' comes from the Spanish word 'sangre,' which means blood, referring to the deep red color of the traditional wine-based drink.


  • Orange juice: 1 cup
  • Apple juice: 1 cup
  • Cranberry juice: 1 cup
  • Sparkling water: 1 cup
  • Lemon: 1
  • Orange: 1
  • Apple: 1
  • Strawberries: 1 cup
  • Ice cubes: 1 cup
  • Mint leaves: 10

Orange Juice

Used for its sweetness and tanginess, orange juice adds the fruity backbone to our mocktail. If you skimp on it, you'll miss the zesty kick that defines Sangria. Overdo it, and your mocktail becomes a glorified fruit punch.

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Apple Juice

Apple juice provides a gentle sweetness that rounds out the sharper flavors of the other ingredients. Without it, the mocktail loses some of its depth and complexity.

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Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice brings tartness and color, giving the drink its blushing charm. Leaving it out would make your mocktail pale and lackluster, both in flavor and presentation.

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Sparkling Water

The fizz from sparkling water adds the necessary effervescence that makes the mocktail lively and thirst-quenching. No sparkle, no cheer.

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This citrus star is not just for show; it adds a fresh, acidic dimension that balances the sweetness of the juices. It's like the salt of cocktail-making—you didn't know you needed it until it's missing.

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Adding fresh orange slices helps infuse the mocktail with a more complex citrus flavor beyond just the juice, providing a pleasant bitterness from the peel.

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The apple slices contribute crunch and a subtle tartness, creating layers of flavor and texture that keep each sip interesting.

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Berries add a pop of color and a seasonal freshness. They're like the confetti in the party of this mocktail—without them, the celebration isn't as vibrant.

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Ice Cubes

They keep everything cool and dilute the mocktail to the perfect drinkability. Go without, and you're left sipping on a lukewarm fruit soup.

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Mint Leaves

Mint offers a final, aromatic touch, inviting your nose to the party before your taste buds. A mint-less mocktail is like a cheerleader without a pom-pom—still peppy, but missing some oomph.

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Recipe. How to make Sangria Mocktail Drink

  1. Prepare the fruits:
    • Slice the lemon, orange, and apple into thin rounds.
    • Hull and halve the strawberries.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the orange juice, apple juice, and cranberry juice.
  3. Add the sliced fruits and strawberries to the pitcher.
  4. Stir in the sparkling water and ice cubes.
  5. Garnish with mint leaves.
  6. Serve immediately in glasses filled with ice.

Pro Tips

  • To enhance the flavors, let the Sangria Mocktail sit in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
  • Use fresh, seasonal fruits for the best taste.
  • For an extra touch of elegance, serve the Sangria Mocktail in wine glasses.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platter: Embrace the fruity nature of the Sangria Mocktail by pairing it with a selection of cheeses. Think mild brie, tangy goat cheese, and semi-hard Manchego which can complement the sweetness and acidity of the mocktail.

  • Tapas: Small Spanish plates like patatas bravas, olives, and tortilla española offer a delightful contrast to the refreshing mocktail.

  • Grilled Seafood: The citrus notes in the Sangria Mocktail can enhance the flavors of grilled shrimp or calamari.


  • Fruit Tarts: The natural sweetness of fresh fruit tarts will align beautifully with the fruity characteristics of the mocktail.

  • Sorbet: Lemon or berry sorbet can provide a cool and refreshing match, echoing the zest and berry notes in the Sangria Mocktail.

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What you could change in Sangria Mocktail

  • You can replace the orange, apple, and cranberry juices with other fruit juices such as pineapple, grape, or pomegranate juice.
  • For a sweeter drink, add a splash of simple syrup or honey.
  • You can also add more fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.

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Green Tea Sangria Mocktail

  • Replace the apple and cranberry juices with brewed green tea (cooled).
  • Add in a spoon of honey for sweetness.
  • This version offers a more herbal, soothing profile, perfect for those who want a less fruity and more rejuvenating drink.

Sparkling Sangria Mocktail

  • Use tonic water or flavored sparkling water instead of plain sparkling water for an additional zing.
  • Add a dash of bitters for complexity (this introduces a non-alcoholic yet slightly adult taste to the profile).
  • It's ideal for those who crave a little extra sophistication and a bubbly kick.

Tropical Sangria Mocktail

  • Incorporate tropical juices like pineapple and mango instead of apple and cranberry juices.
  • Toss in some diced kiwi and papaya for an exotic twist.
  • This version brings a sunny island vibe to the table, suited for those who want to escape to the tropics with each sip.

In case you forgot basics how to make Sangria Mocktail

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Sangria Mocktail

What makes a mocktail different from a cocktail?

A mocktail is very similar to a cocktail but does not include alcohol, while a cocktail does. They are equal in their variety and combination of flavors.

Can I make a Sangria Mocktail if I don’t have all the fruits listed in the recipe?

Absolutely. While the fruits mentioned provide a certain flavor profile, feel free to substitute or omit based on your preference or what’s available.

Is Sangria Mocktail safe for pregnant women and children?

Yes, because it is non-alcoholic, it can be enjoyed by children, pregnant women, and people who prefer to avoid alcohol.

Can I batch make Sangria Mocktail?

Yes, you can! It's a great option for parties and gatherings. Just prepare it beforehand and store in the fridge.

Can Sangria Mocktail be made in advance?

Indeed, Sangria Mocktail actually benefits from being made a few hours or even a day in advance. This allows the flavors to meld together.

Can this drink be made warm?

While Sangria Mocktail is traditionally served cold, you could serve it warm. It might change the flavor profile however, as heat can alter the taste of the fruits and juices used.

Can I add alcohol to Sangria Mocktail?

Yes. While the recipe is intended to be non-alcoholic, you can certainly add alcohol such as brandy or wine. In that case, it would be a traditional Sangria, not a mocktail.

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