What is a Sangria?
Sangria is an alcoholic cocktail with a Spanish and Portuguese origin. The idea of a sangria is by combining red wine, fruit slices or juices, and other mixtures. There are countless recipes for sangria for us to indulge in. They are wonderful drinks to serve on a hot day with friends.
But as delicious as they are, drinking too much alcohol is harmful to the body. Excess of alcohol in the body can cause nausea, loss of bowel control, and other more dangerous conditions to our health. Drinking too much can even cause more permanent damages to our bodies.
The good thing is that there are plenty of non-alcoholic recipes for sangria!
Nonalcoholic Sangria Recipes
Just because sangria was meant to be mixed with liquor, it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the taste while avoiding hangovers. Alcohol-free sangria can also be used as an alternative for those recovering from alcoholism or for those who simply want the taste without the guilt. This can also be an option for expecting moms who miss the taste of their favorite cocktails.
Here are some virgin sangria recipes for you to try:
This is a quick, easy, and healthy cocktail. In a pitcher, pour in 4 cups of cranberry-grape juice, ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice and a cup of orange juice. Throw in diced pears and apples, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with ice and lemon-lime soda.
Here’s a recipe with some punch. Boil 2 cups of water and pour it over 2 black tea bags. Add 2 cinnamon sticks and let it steep for about 5 minutes. Afterwards, take the tea bags off and add ½ cup of sugar. In a pitcher, combine the tea mixture with 3 cups of pomegranate juice and a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice. Throw in thinly sliced oranges, lemons, lime, and apples. Refrigerate overnight. Add carbonated water and ice, then enjoy.
Want more fruits in the mix? Mix ¾ cups of apple juice, ½ cup of orange juice, 3 cups grape juice, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add thinly sliced oranges, lemon, lime, apple, and black plum with their peels on. Refrigerate for 3 hours. After the juices have blended nicely, add 2 to 3 cups of mineral water. Use carbonated water for the extra fizz if desired. Stir, and enjoy!
Wanna try a different blend of fruits? There are no limits to what type of virgin cocktail you can make. If you’re trying to cut down on alcohol or want to avoid it completely, you can find a lot of non-alcoholic cocktails for you to continue enjoying.
Alcohol has been our way to enjoy and shake off stress. But we don’t have to compromise our health to have a little fun. These virgin sangria recipes are not only alcohol-free, they’re packed with fruits and their nutrients. They’re definitely a healthier and delicious alternative to serve at your next gathering!