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Red, White, and Blue Non-Alcoholic Sangria

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If you’re looking for something delicious, refreshing, fun, and festive for the 4th of July, this patriotic-inspired non-alcoholic sangria is an excellent choice! And, it’s summer in every sip and always a hit at the season’s best gatherings.

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If you’re looking for a simple summer mocktail to celebrate the 4th of July, this easy-to-make and flavorful Non-Alcoholic Sangria recipe is the answer! It’s refreshing, captures the essence of summer, and is visually festive with vibrant red, white, and blue.

Whether hosting a 4th of July party, a backyard barbecue, or simply craving a cool and flavorful beverage, this non-alcoholic sangria will surely be a hit.

As summer days fill the air with warmth and fun, it’s time to gather friends and family for delightful outdoor gatherings. And what better way to celebrate than with a vibrant, refreshing, and patriotic beverage that captures the spirit of the season?

So, raise a glass, savor the flavors, and toast to a memorable summer filled with joy, laughter,

What to Love About Non-Alcoholic Sangria

  1. Perfect for the Whole Family: Adults and kids love the refreshing flavors and festive star shapes for 4th of July parties.
  2. Bursting with Flavors: The combination of cranberry, grape, and orange juice creates a sweet, tangy base that beautifully complements fresh berries. Each sip is a burst of vibrant flavors, making it a delight for the taste buds.
  3. Eye-Catching Visual Appeal: With its vivid red, white, and blue color palette, this non-alcoholic sangria is a showstopper at any summer gathering.
  4. Refreshing and Hydrating: Unlike traditional sangrias that contain alcohol, this version allows everyone to enjoy a cool and refreshing beverage, regardless of their alcohol preferences. Sparkling water adds a touch of effervescence, making it even more invigorating on hot summer days.
  5. Nutritious and Antioxidant-Rich: Berries are known for their abundant antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Blueberries and strawberries are all packed with goodness that promotes overall well-being. So, while indulging in this delightful mocktail, you also nourish your body with essential nutrients.

Tips for Red, White, and Blue Non-Alcoholic Sangria:

  1. Choose Fresh, Ripe Berries: To ensure your sangria’s best flavors and textures, choose fresh, ripe berries. Look for vibrant blueberries and juicy strawberries at their peak ripeness. The freshness of the fruit will enhance your sangria’s overall taste and appearance.
  2. Experiment with Different Berry Combinations: While classic blueberries and strawberries is a winning combination, feel free to experiment with other berries too. Blackberries, raspberries, cherries, or even sliced red grapes can add interesting flavors and textures to your sangria. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own!
  3. Let It Chill and Marinate: While you can serve sangria immediately, for the flavors to meld together and reach their peak taste, let it chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This will allow the fruit to infuse sweetness into the liquid, creating a more harmonious blend of flavors.

Tips for Serving Non-Alcoholic Sangria

  1. Use a Clear Glass Pitcher: Opt for a clear glass pitcher when serving the sangria. The vibrant colors of the berries will be on full display, creating an inviting visual appeal. It’s a great way to showcase the drink’s red, white, and blue theme and entice your guests.
  2. Make It Sparkling: While you can infuse the sangria with water, consider using sparkling water (like San Pellegrino mineral water, lemon-lime soda, or Club Soda). The bubbles will add a refreshing and effervescent element to the drink, making it even more enjoyable on a warm summer day.
  3. Don’t Forget the Ice: Always serve it over ice to keep your sangria chilled and ensure a refreshing experience. The ice will keep the drink cool and help dilute it slightly, balancing the flavors and making it more thirst-quenching.
  4. Add Citrus Zest for a Zing: For extra flavor, consider adding a touch of citrus zest to your sangria (lemon slices work well for this reason). Citrus zest (or slices) will impart a zesty aroma and brighten up the overall taste of the drink.
  5. Customize the Sweetness: Adjust the sweetness of your sangria according to your preferences. If you prefer a sweeter sangria, as we do, you can add a drizzle of honey to taste or even a splash of simple syrup. Conversely, reduce the grape or cranberry juice in the recipe if you like it less sweet.
  6. Make Ahead for Convenience: If you’re hosting a gathering or planning a picnic, you can prepare the sangria in advance. Follow the recipe, excluding the sparkling water. When it’s time to serve, add the sparkling water and ice cubes.
  7. Garnish with Fresh Mint: Just before serving, garnish each glass of sangria with a sprig of fresh mint. The aroma and freshness of the mint will complement the fruity flavors and add a touch of elegance to the presentation.

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Side view of glass pitcher filled with non alcoholic sangria for the 4th of July
Side view of Non-Alcoholic Sangria in a glass pitcher with strawberries, blueberries and white star shapes

Non-Alcoholic Red, White, and Blue Sangria

This patriotic-inspired non-alcoholic sangria is a delicious way to bring fun, festivity, and deliciousness to 4th of July celebrations!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups grape juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups sparkling mineral water San Pellegrino or lemon-lime soda

For Serving

  • lemon slices
  • 2 cups strawberries hulled and sliced or quartered
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • fruit star shapes from honeydew melon or apples, peeled and sliced then cut into shapes

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, add the prepared fruit. Stir in the cranberry, grape, orange, and lemon juice together until blended.
  • Refrigerate until serving. It's best after chilling about an hour.
  • Just before serving, add the sparkling mineral water or lemon-lime soda. Mix well and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: non-alcoholic sangria, virgin sangria, red, white, and blue sangria

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