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Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail

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This Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail recipe is not only beautiful for fall, but it is easy to make, and the perfect non alcoholic option for entertaining. With a delicate balance of white wine, apple cider, ginger, cinnamon, and pear, it is a fresh and fruity drink that will keep you coming back for more.

Best of all, this fall sangria mocktail is made with zero proof, alcohol removed wine. It is a thousand times better than sparkling grape juice options and you will be amazed at how it taste just like the real deal!

For more non alcoholic apple cider mocktails, check out my Apple Cider Mule Mocktail, Apple Bees Knees Mocktail, and Apple Cider Slush.

Glass of Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail with a large pitcher of it in the back and an empty bottle of alcohol removed Moscato wine.

One thing I love to drink in early fall is a white sangria! The crisp flavors are perfect for autumn and those days where it is cold in the morning but warmer in the evening (you know what I mean if you live in the Midwest).

Just imagine it, sipping on a glass of sangria while sitting on the front porch at the farm looking out at the changing leaves… It is what I live for!

Why This Sangria Mocktail Is PERFECT For Fall Entertaining

  • It’s a MOCKTAIL which means it’s family friendly, kid friendly, pregnancy friendly, driving home at the end of the night friendly. Anyone can enjoy this virgin sangria recipe!
  • Everyone will love the fall flavors- apple cider, ginger, pear, and cinnamon are the main tasting notes.
  • Make it ahead of time, up to a day in advance (making it perfect when you are preparing for all your fall gatherings).
  • Easily double or triple the recipe depending on how many people you are serving.
  • It is versatile, adaptable, and easy to make your own (suggestions down further).

Watch This 30 Second Recipe Tutorial:

What Is A Sangria Mocktail?

Sangria is a traditional Spanish drink made with red wine, fruit juices, fruit, and sweetener. It is enjoyed year around and for good reasons, it is delicious!

This Sangria is a mock sangria or non alcoholic sangria mocktail using alcohol removed wine, fruit juices, fruit, sweetener, and spices. It is similar to traditional sangria except everyone can enjoy this one and it is a white sangria instead of a red sangria.

Close up of sangria in a glass garnished with apple slices, pear slice, cinnamon stick, and star anise.

Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail Ingredients

There are only 7 ingredients in this fall inspired non alcoholic sangria recipe, all are simple and packed with autumn flavors.

  • Alcohol Removed White Moscato: I like the brand Fre by Sutter Homes because it tastes great and it is well priced (not sponsored). Other brands I like are Giesen and Surely (these white wines aren’t as sweet as the Moscato).
  • Apple Cider: I like to use locally made cider from the apple orchard.
  • Ginger Beer (non- alcoholic): This adds bubbles and another flavor note. I like Fever Tree brand the most.
  • Simple Syrup: I prefer to make my own, but you can always use store-bought. Here are a few recipes:
  • Apples and Pears: Use any types you prefer, I used Fuji apples and Bosc pears. Make sure they are thoroughly washed too (we don’t want wax and pesticides in our sangria.
  • Cinnamon Sticks: Make sure they are food grade cinnamon sticks (typically found in the spice or baking aisle of your grocery store).

You will also need a large pitcher and glassware. I chose lowball glasses but you can use wine glasses, coupe glasses, or whatever you prefer.

Ingredients: Alcohol removed Moscato, apple cider, ginger beer, simple syrup, cinnamon sticks, sliced apples and pears.

How to Make Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail

Here’s a quick overview on how to make this fall sangria mocktail recipe. The recipe card below will have complete measurements and details.

  1. Slice your apples and pears. Don’t forget to wash them well first. I like to slice them thin while keeping their whole shape. You can also chop them into chunks.
  2. Add the fruit and cinnamon sticks to a large pitcher or punch bowl. If you have large cinnamon sticks like I did, breaking them in half or thirds is best.
  3. Pour in the alcohol removed white Moscato, apple cider, ginger beer, and simple syrup.
  4. Stir and Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. This helps the flavors to develop and meld together making your sangria even tastier.
Hand stirring Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail with wooden spoon.

4 Tips For Serving It Up At A Party:

  1. Make it the night before so you have one less thing to worry about the day of your party (yes please!) When you do this combine all the ingredients (except for the ginger beer or you’ll lose all the carbonation) and refrigerate. Right before you are about to serve the sangria, pour in your ginger beer and stir well.
  2. Place ice tongs with your sangria so party guests can take cinnamon sticks, apple, and pear slices. You can also serve more on the side if you do not want your guests removing them from the sangria.
  3. If your sangria starts to go flat as the party goes on, you can revive it by adding a bit of tonic water or more ginger beer. The bubbly will give it life.
  4. Make two versions for the party, one with alcohol removed wine and one with alcoholic wine. Just be sure to label them.
Two Apple Cider Sangria Mocktails in short glasses.

Sangria Mocktail Variations

The great thing about sangria recipe is it is so versatile, and you can easily make this recipe your own.

Substitute the white Moscato for other white wines like Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, sparkling white or red grape juice. Keep in mind the alcohol removed wine is the major ingredient and will impact the sangria. A dry wine may need more simple syrup, a sweeter sparkling juice may need less simple syrup.

Add other fruits like green grapes, plums, cranberries, oranges, lemons, pomegranate seeds, etc.

Use a combination of juices, apple cider with pear juice, pomegranate juice, freshly squeezed orange juice, or cranberry juice. I also love freshly squeezed lemon juice if the sangria is too sweet. To mellow out spicy flavors from the ginger beer, freshly squeezed lime juice is great.

Make it spicy! Not spicy … but with additional whole (not ground) spices like cardamom, star anise, ginger, clove, nutmeg, mulling spices, etc.

Swap the ginger soda for other bubbly drinks like ginger ale, 7 Up, Sprite, tonic water, sparkling water, etc. Basically, anything carbonated that will give bubbles to your sangria mocktail.

Scene of pitcher of Apple Cider Sangria Mocktails with two full glasses of it and a bottle of alcohol removed Moscato. Decorated with pears, apples, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Is this Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail sweet or dry?

This recipe is sweet, but not overly sweet, because of the white Moscato wine. If you are looking for a drier option, you can omit the simple syrup or substitute the white Moscato for Pinot Grigio or other dry white wines.

How long will the Sangria Mocktail keep?

When you are not serving it, it should be refrigerated and drank within 3 days. It does keep for up to a week but after 3 days the flavor becomes flat. You can always add a splash of ginger beer or apple cider to boost the flavors.

Where can I buy alcohol removed wine?

Alcohol removed wine is found at most major grocery stores (in with the alcoholic wines) and it can also be bought online. I like the brand Fre by Sutter Wines because it tastes exactly like Moscato and it is most commonly found.


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Glass of Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail with a large pitcher of it in the back and a bottle of alcohol removed Moscato.

Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
This Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail has the yummiest flavors and it is made with alcohol removed white wine (not grape juice). Did I mention it is easy to make and PERFECT for fall entertaining!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 8
Calories 236 kcal

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 1 bottle alcohol removed white wine - 750ml bottle – I used Moscato*
  • 16 ounces apple cider
  • 12 ounces ginger beer - I prefer Fever Tree for this recipe
  • 3 ounces simple syrup - recipes below
  • 1 pear - thinly sliced
  • 1 apple - thinly sliced
  • 4 small cinnamon sticks - or 2 large, make sure they are food grade

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Thoroughly wash and thinly slice the pear and apple.
  • Add the cinnamon sticks, sliced pear and apple to a large pitcher or punch bowl.
  • Pour in the alcohol removed white wine, apple cider, ginger beer, and simple syrup.
  • Thoroughly stir the sangria and refrigerate for at least two hours (to develop stronger flavors).
  • Stir prior to serving.

VIDEO

NOTES

Alcohol Removed White Wine Options:

 

Storing Information:

  • In the refrigerator for up to 1 week, best flavor up to 3 days. 
 

Simple Syrup Recipes (click for recipe):

 

4 Tips For Serving It Up At A Party:

  1. Make it the night before and when you do, combine all the ingredients (except for the ginger beer) and refrigerate. Right before serving, pour in the ginger beer and stir.
  2. Place ice tongs with the sangria so party guests can take cinnamon sticks, apple, and pear slices OR serve more on the side.
  3. If your sangria starts to go flat, revive it by adding tonic water or more ginger beer.
  4. Make two versions for the party, one with alcohol removed wine and one with alcoholic wine. Just be sure to label them.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 17th, 2022
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9 thoughts on “Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail”

    • Hi Harman,
      Instead of ginger beer you could use ginger ale soda. If you are wanting something other than ginger you could add lemon lime soda, plain tonic water or soda water, and even complimenting flavors of sparkling water. Anything that is carbonated and goes with the light apple cider will work in this sangria mocktail. So glad you are loving this recipe.
      ~Elizabeth

  1. 5 stars
    I love the beautiful fall atmosphere of this drink. I try to avoid too much alcohol, and having something like this on hand for fall entertaining will be a lifesaviour.

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  2. 5 stars
    I just LOVE the fruity flavors in this sangria, and it was nice to have a fancy non-alcoholic drink to share with friends that don’t drink/are driving home! This will be a welcome addition to our holiday table!

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