We're back! We've been on vacation in Catalonia, so we have a lot of emails and comments to respond, please, be patient! Today I wanna share with you this non alcoholic sangria recipe with no added sugar, it's a healthier alternative and I love it so much, I like it even more than the original version!
Sangria is a typical Spanish beverage and it's usually made with red wine, chopped fruit and some sweetener. Some people also add liquor or spices like cinnamon. Our recipe is so simple, but it has a great flavor.
I used white grape juice instead of red wine, it has an intense grape flavor and is much healthier because it has no alcohol. I blended the juice with ¼ cup of blueberries (40 grams) to get this beautiful red color. You can also use other fruits such as other kinds of berries or red grape juice.
It's super easy to make this sangria recipe. You only have to place ice in a jar, add the fruit and a liquid mixture made with grape juice, orange juice, lime juice blended with blueberries. Let stand the sangria in the fridge for about 2 hours, although if you can't wait, you can drink it once it's ready.
Traditional sangria is made with some kind of sweetener, usually white sugar, but this version is alcohol-free so it has a less strong flavor and it's not necessary to add sugar. If it's not enough sweet for you, you can add any sweetener, but I recommend you not to use white sugar, there are a lot of healthier alternatives.
The most used fruits to make sangria are oranges, lemons, apples, pears, bananas and peaches, but you can use your favorite fruits. I've used oranges, limes (instead of lemons), bananas, peaches and blueberries. Blueberries is not a common ingredient to make sangria, but I love them and they are full of antioxidants.
This non alcohol sangria is the perfect drink for this summer and it's kid friendly. It's much healthier than traditional sangria and I promise you, you're gonna love this refreshing drink. Cheers!
Non Alcoholic Sangria
- 4 cups white grape juice, 1 l
- ¾ cup blueberries
- 1 cup orange juice, 250 ml
- Juice of 1 lime + 2 limes
- 2 oranges
- 2 bananas
- 2 peaches
- Blend the white grape juice with ¼ cup blueberries (40 g). Pour this liquid mixture in a jar or bowl.
- Add the orange and the lime juice. Stir until is well mixed.
- Place ice in a jar, add the liquid mixture, the chopped fruits (2 oranges, 2 bananas, 2 limes and 2 peaches) and ¾ cup of blueberries. Let stand the sangria in the fridge for about 2 hours.
Serene Lee says
This looks so colourful and delicious. It is prefect for the hot summer days without the alcohol. Thank you.
Iosune Robles says
Yes, it is perfect for the summer days 🙂
How much ice?
Iosune Robles says
Hi Marianne! That's up to you 🙂 Have a nice day!
David Smith says
Is it necessary for one litre of white grape juice
Hi David! Yes you need to use 1 liter of white grape juice 🙂
The drink looks absolutely amazing. I just had a question. Doesn't the orange juice become a little sour if not consumed within an hour?
Hi Vasudha! Thanks a lot 🙂 Maybe a little bit, but it's still delicious 🙂
Just wondering if I could make this the night before? Would the glamours enchance more?
Hi Monique! Yes, of course you can. Classic sangria is ussually made in advance 🙂
Looks wonderful! I'd like to make this for my husband's retirement party since we don't drink. Are you using fresh squeezed orange juice?
Hi Holly! Yes, I always use fresh juice 🙂 Have a nice day!
How would this recipe hold up if made overnight? Maybe mix liquids the night before and add the fruit in the morning?
Hi Sylwia! Some people make sangria overnight, so you can make it if you want. It will have a stronger flavor, but it's so delicious! 🙂
Thank you for the wonderful recipe!
I made it yesterday for Iftar, and it was so delicious and light. And it looked so pretty and refreshing.
I'll make this again for sure. ?
Hi Salma! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Katie @ Produce on Parade says
This looks incredibly refreshing and very nutritious! A perfect summer drink, I can see it at a wedding for guests that don't want alcohol or for kids 🙂
Hi Katie!! Yeahhhh it's just perfect and kids love it!! 😉