Non-Alcoholic Christmas Sangria

Non-Alcoholic Christmas Sangria

This beautiful Non-Alcoholic Christmas Sangria is perfect for the holiday season. It’s fruity and fizzy, and studded with lots of fresh in-season fruit. Everyone will enjoy this festive holiday drink.

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We usually have lots of kiddos at our holiday gatherings and some adults that don’t drink alcohol. I love having a stunning non-alcoholic drink option that everyone can enjoy. This Non-Alcoholic Christmas Sangria is colorful and has a bright fresh flavor. It is also super easy to make. This is a great drink to let your kids help get involved. This allows them to be part of the special holiday preparations.

Nothing says Christmas like a beautiful red drink filled with fruit and fresh green herbs. I use in-season fruit like oranges, apples, pears, and cranberries. Depending on my mood, fresh mint or rosemary adds a nice green touch.

I love to serve a drink like this in a clear pitcher so you can see all the colors. Ps.. The dollar store is a great place to pick up inexpensive glass or plastic stemware. Everyone will feel fancy and special when they try this Christmas Sangria!

What Is Sangria?

Traditional sangria is made with red or white wine that’s been infused with lots of fruit, and sometimes juice and/or other spirits. This usually requires several hours to allow the fruit time to flavor the wine.

Thanks to the already flavored and sweetened juice, Non-Alcoholic Christmas Sangria can be made just 1 hour before serving so it’s great for a last minute idea.

Ingredients for Non-Alcoholic Christmas Sangria:

  • Cranberry juice cocktail
  • Orange juice (no pulp)
  • Chilled Cran-apple sparkling cider (such as Martinelli’s) or flavored sparkling water for a less sweet sangria
  • Fresh fruit – Orange, apple, pear, and cranberries
  • Fresh Herbs – Mint or rosemary

Sangria is easily customizable. Other fruits that work well with Christmas Sangria are fresh raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, limes, lemons, plums, and peaches.

Can I Use Frozen Fruit?

Frozen fruit is a great option if you really want to keep it easy. However, frozen fruit doesn’t hold up as well as fresh fruit in the sangria mix.



How To Make Christmas Sangria:

Step 1. Start by washing and slicing the fruit to desired size and place in a large clear pitcher.

Step 2. Add both the cranberry and orange juice and stir. Chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Step 3. Pour in chilled sparkling cider or sparkling water, stir, and top off with fresh mint or rosemary.

How Far In Advance Can I Make Christmas Sangria?

The longer Non-Alcoholic Sangria sets the sweeter it gets. I prefer to make this no more than 5 hours in advance.

Serving Tips:

  • Serve sangria in a clear tall pitcher so everyone can see all the fruit and colors.
  • Set up a designated drink area and let everyone serve themselves. Have extra fruit slices, cranberries, and herbs, to add to individual glasses.
  • Set out wine and champagne for those that want to add a splash to their Christmas Sangria.
  • For a less sweet sangria, use a flavored sparkling water like lemon lime or other flavors you might like.


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Non-Alcoholic Christmas Sangria

This beautiful Non-Alcoholic Christmas Sangria is perfect for the holiday season. It's fruity and fizzy, and studded with lots of fresh in-season fruit. Everyone will enjoy this festive holiday drink.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cups

Equipment

  • 1 large pitcher

Ingredients
  

  • 1 orange sliced in thin rounds or wedges
  • 1 apple sliced in thin rounds or cut in small cubes
  • 1 pear sliced thin or cut in small cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 5 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cups orange juice (pulp free)
  • 2-3 cups cran-apple sparkling cider or flavored sparkling water
  • fresh mint or rosemary for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add the prepared fruit along with cranberry and orange juice to a large pitcher. Stir and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Pour in sparkling cider or water and stir. Top with fresh mint or rosemary and serve right away.

Notes

Tips:
    • Set out wine and champagne for those that want to add a splash to their Christmas Sangria.
    • Serve sangria in a clear tall pitcher so everyone can see all the fruit and colors.
    • Set up a designated drink area and let everyone serve themselves. Have extra fruit slices, cranberries, and herbs, to add to individual glasses.
    • For a less sweet sangria, use a flavored sparkling water like lemon lime or other flavors you might like.
 
Makes 10 cups of sangria.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Keyword Cranberry juice, Easy non-alcoholic drinks, Fresh fruit, Holiday drinks, Non-alcoholic drink, Non-alcoholic sangria, Sangria, Sparkling cider

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