Gluten-free Virgin Sangria Recipe

Virgin Sangria Recipe

I love a good sangria, especially on a warm evening with good food and great friends. Sangria makes an ordinary meal festive.

Sangria is typically made with wine, possibly some sort of liquor, fruit juice, and fruit. It’s lovely to look at and to drink. I got to thinking, why should people who don’t drink alcohol be deprived of something so lovely?

So here is my recipe for Virgin Sangria – just as lovely without the alcohol. Instead of wine I used white grape juice; since wine is made from grapes it seemed the perfect replacement. To cut the sweetness of the grape juice I added pomegranate juice – packed with antioxidants and nutrient dense, pomegranate juice is not just tasty but very good for you. I also added a jar (including the juice) of natural maraschino cherries. I used the darker Bordeaux variety but you can use any kind you like. The juice rounds out the flavor and the cherries add fruit and fun. I round the whole drink off with freshly squeezed orange juice and some slices of orange and lemon and some frozen grapes. Frozen grapes are a great way to keep this drink cold.

Next time you are looking for a festive, refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage, I hope you will give this a try.

Cheers!

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Gluten-free Virgin Sangria Recipe
Virgin Sangria Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Spanish
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 179 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 4 cups white grape juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 (13.5 ounce) jar maraschino cherries with stems
  • 1 orange preferably organic, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon preferably organic, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups white grapes frozen
  • Ice
  • Mint sprigs for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine the grape, pomegranate, and orange juices in a large pitcher. Reserve 6 maraschino cherries for garnish and add the rest of the cherries plus their juice to the pitcher. Add the orange and lemon slices and frozen grapes. Stir to combine. To serve, pour over ice and garnish with a reserved cherry and a sprig of mint.
Nutrition Facts
Virgin Sangria Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value*
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 441mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 40g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 31.1%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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