Festive, fizzy and full of flavor, non alcoholic sparkling red sangria mocktails are a perfect sip for the whole family.
Mocktails are perfect for entertaining because everyone can enjoy them. This Sparkling Red Sangria Mocktail recipe will make a pitcher full of fruity drinks for your next gathering.
White wine is my jam, but red wine and I do NOT get along as I do not appreciate the headache it gives me. Which is why this alcohol-free red sangria is perfect! My kiddo thinks it’s delicious (yay!), and I can enjoy it without the worry of a migraine. All kinds of winning!!
What You Need
- Sparkling red grape juice
- Orange juice
- Lime juice
- Ginger syrup (recipe below)
- Soda water
- Pomegranate seeds
- Orange slices
How to Make a Red Sangria Mocktail
Combine the sparkling red grape juice, orange juice, lime juice, ginger syrup and sparkling water in a large pitcher.
Add orange slices and/or pomegranate seeds.
Chill well. Serve over ice.
How to Make Ginger Syrup
Stir ½ cup sugar into ½ cup hot water until sugar is dissolved.
Add 2 - 2 inch pieces of sliced ginger root to hot simple syrup.
Let the ginger infuse at least until the syrup comes to room temperature, but preferably 24-48 hours.
Cool the syrup completely and remove the ginger root before using.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Tips on Red Sangria Mocktails
Don’t have any fresh ginger on hand to make the ginger syrup? Swap it out for ginger beer, preferably one that has a very strong ginger flavor to it, like Goslings brand. (Note: Like root beer, ginger beer is a soda and contains no alcohol.)
What makes it sangria is the wine, which I wouldn’t recommend adding to this. If you’re looking for a great alcoholic sangria recipe, try my white wine sangria or apple cider sangria. Both are delicious and would be great at a party alongside this alcohol-free red sangria.
Because this red sangria mocktail is full of fizz, don't make it more than a few hours before you want to serve it. Otherwise your drink will fall flat and not be as delicious. Unlike traditional wine sangria, we’re not using fresh fruit to impart flavors - we’ve got juice for that! - so it doesn’t need time to infuse.
When left to float in any liquid, citrus fruits will start to impart a bitter taste after many hours. If you have leftover sangria, or made a pitcher to have on hand (smart!), either take out the orange slices before you store it in the refrigerator or use the orange slices in your serving glasses and keep them out of the pitcher altogether.