This Non-Alcoholic Sangria, flavored with cinnamon, oranges, and cranberries, is a delicious mocktail recipe that everyone can enjoy during holiday parties.
Over the years I’ve shared many Christmas cocktail recipes. The other day someone asked for a few non-alcoholic mocktail recipes. I thought that was a wonderful idea, and I’m happy to deliver. That’s why I decided to create and share this beautiful and delicious Non-Alcoholic Sangria.
Most of you probably know that I love a good sangria recipe. So that’s where I got the inspiration for this holiday mocktail.
Of course, you’re probably wondering how can you make sangria without the alcohol since the base of sangria is wine? Well, I have a few tricks to share that make this mocktail super delicious and doable!
How do you make a non-alcoholic sangria?
There are two key ingredients.
First, you’ll need sparkling grape juice. I opted for red grape juice because I’m serving this mocktail for the holiday and wanted a rich red color. This will cover the grape-aspect of the wine and add a little fizziness.
The second main ingredient is brewed tea. One of the key elements in red wine is the tannin. In short, it’s responsible for the woodsy, sometimes bitter flavor and dryness of red wine. Brewed tea can create a similar effect, which is why we’re adding it to this non-alcoholic sangria.
Pretty interesting, right?
So for this mocktail sangria recipe, I started with the sparkling red grape juice and the brewed tea. I used Bigelow’s Constant Comment. Its notes of orange and sweet spices work great for this particular recipe.
Next, I added cranberry juice for seasonal flavor and a touch of sweetness. Finally, it wouldn’t be sangria without some fruit. I tossed in sliced oranges, fresh cranberries, and cinnamon sticks. Pomegranate seeds or cubed green apples would likewise be beautiful and delicious!
And with that, this Non-Alcoholic Sangria is ready for serving!
(Since someone will probably ask, the cute pine tree drink stirrers came from Target a few years back. However, CraftyLumberjacks have a great DIY version which you can find here.)
Looking for traditional sangria? Try these recipes:
- Traditional Red Sangria
- Thanksgiving Sangria
- Apple Pie Sangria
- Autum Harvest Sangria
- White Wine Sangria
Tasty, gorgeous, and festive. What more could you ask? Cheers, my friends!
Non-Alcoholic Sangria Recipe
- 4 cups cranberry juice
- 2 cups brewed black tea, cooled - (I used Bigelow Constant Comment.)
- 1 bottle (750mL) sparkling red grape juice
- 1 orange - sliced
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- Start with a pitcher of ice. Pour in the cranberry juice, brewed black tea, and sparkling red grape juice and mix to combine.
- Add orange slices, fresh cranberries, and cinnamon sticks for a little holiday spice. Stir again for a final mix.
- Serve this Holiday Sangria Mocktail in glasses filled with ice. Garnish each with a slice of orange, more cranberries, and a cinnamon stick.