If your kids are anything like mine, they love to have virgin cocktails. And since I love sangria, I knew that the kids probably would like something similar too. So I created this non-alcoholic Sangria for Kids recipe! It’s totally easy and makes them feel like they are getting a special (kind of naughty) treat! My boys are about 2 1/2 years apart in age. At times, they get along famously. And others they act like, well, brothers. But there are two things they can agree on. They LOVE soda (which I try not to give them too much of). And they’ve recently become interested in my world of cocktails.
With all the special tools and specialty ingredients, they are always asking questions about drinks and wanting to use the strainer or jigger. I decided to create a non-alcoholic sangria for kids as a special treat. And while there isn’t much soda in this recipe, it’s still enough to make the kids feel like it’s a special occasion.
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How to Make Non-Alcoholic Sangria for Kids
This recipe is super simple. Which is just the way I like it.
- 46 oz. white grape juice
- 2 cups Lemon-Lime soda, divided
- Fresh fruit, sliced (I used a mix of kid-friendly fruit like strawberries, oranges, limes, peaches and watermelon)
White grape juice is a great way to add flavor but keep the color close to what wine looks like. Obvi, make sure you don’t have your own sangria hanging around so the kids can mix them up.
I prefer to use store-brand Lemon-Lime soda. I feel like it has more flavor than some of the name brands.
You can stick to just a few types of fruit or add a whole bunch of different kinds. What I love about this is that you can change it up a little bit each time you make it for a slightly different flavor profile.
Slice all fruit.
If you aren’t worried about looks, you can add the fresh fruit slices right to the bottle the fruit juice comes in.
If you want a little nicer presentation, pour the juice into a pitcher and then add the fruit.
Cover and let sit for a few hours to overnight.
To serve, pour the fruit infused juice in a glass and top with approximately 1/2 cup of lemon-lime soda.
Can be served over ice.
Garnish with some of the fruit added to the juice.
I quickly prepped the fruit by cutting it into slices or rounds. It looks pretty and the more surface area you have, the more flavor will be released. I mean the best part of sangria is the fruitiness and kid’s sangria is no different.
I put this juice and fruit into the refrigerator to chillax. I left it overnight. Basically, you just want the fruit to infuse its flavor into the juice and to me, leaving it overnight lets everything mix and mingle.
I mean, I really shouldn’t even call this a recipe. It’s just putting fruit in juice. But that makes for a funny sounding recipe name.
Your kids are going to love this virgin sangria recipe. The kids feel like they are a little bit sophisticated for a minute. But I know that won’t last long. I have a 10-year-old boy and was informed this morning that he can now burp the whole alphabet. Yeah! To serve, just pour the non-alcoholic sangria recipe in to a glass and then top it with a little bit of lemon-lime soda. So see, not that much soda. It adds just a little bit of fizz that a lot of kids like. It’s the perfect thing to finish of the kids sangria.
And make sure to add pieces of fruit! They’ll eat their garnish and you can pretend this is a healthy way for them to get a fruit serving in…
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Easy Non Alcoholic Sangria for Kids
- 1 46 ounce bottle white grape juice
- 2 cups divided lemon lime soda
- Fresh fruit of your liking can be strawberries, oranges, limes, peaches, sliced
- Slice all fruit.
- If you aren't worried about looks, you can add the fresh fruit slices right to the bottle the fruit juice comes in.
- If you want a little nicer presentation, pour the juice in to a pitcher and then add the fruit.
- Cover and let sit for a few hours to overnight.
- To serve, pour the fruit infused juice in a glass and top with approimately 1/2 cup of lemon lime soda.
- Can be served over ice.
- Garnish with some of the fruit added to the juice.
This non alcoholic sangria is tasty and good enough for adults to enjoy too. It’s not as good as sangria sangria, because wine. But kids don’t know that. So don’t tell them, ok?
I love to enjoy a glass of something delicious (usually wine) while I watch TV to unwind from the day. This virgin sangria is the perfect mocktail for them to sip (if kids were to sip and not suck down any liquid in a glass that is put in front of them – or is that just my kid?) while they watch their shows too.
This sangria for kids is a great way to start the conversation about drinking responsibly. I make sure to be open with my kids about what it means to make good choices and why drinking isn’t right for kids.
Kids are savvier than ever, thanks to the internet, so I am making sure I have those hard conversations and create an open dialogue so that they learn more than just what they see on TV or Youtube.
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This yummy non-alcoholic sangria is such a great mocktail for kids! They’ll love the fruity flavor and feel sophisticated sipping something similar to what mom enjoys from time to time. Serve it in a wine glass and completely blow their minds!