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!
Originally posted April 29, 2016. This post was originally written in partnership with Netflix as part of their #StreamTeam and while I no longer work with Netflix monthly I still watch a heck of a lot of it!
I continue to update this post with information so you can make this recipe perfectly every time.
This non alcoholic sangria is tasty and good enough for adults to enjoy too. It’s not as good as sangria sangria, because, wine.
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, 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.
Why This Recipe Works
My kids LOVE soda (which I try not to give them too much of). And they’ve recently become interested in my world of cocktails because they see me make them for our neighborhood happy hour and for this blog.
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.
With fresh fruit, this recipe mimics mom’s sangria without any of the alcohol. It’s a great mocktail idea or party drink to serve your kids!
Browse my drinks category to see even more non-alcoholic drinks.
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.
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.
Add the cut fruit to a large pitcher or container.
Add the grape juice, give it a quick stir, then cover.
Put the 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.
How to Serve
To serve, pour the fruit-infused juice in a glass and top with approximately 1/2 cup of lemon-lime soda.
It can be served over ice or without since everything should be cold already.
To make it look like traditional sangria, make sure that each glass gets some of the fruit from the pitcher.
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. Serve it in a wine glass and completely blow their minds!
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.