An easy Halloween mocktail that can be made as a batch in a pitcher or as one serve. Suitable for both adults and kids, this non-alcoholic Sangria can be made ahead of time for easy party planning.
If you’ve been looking for a batch mocktail for Halloween, you’re in luck! With a delicious combination of alcohol-free red wine, fruit, spices and ginger ale or sparkling water, this spooky sip is simple to make and glorious to drink! I have also suggested wine alternatives if you don’t like red or are making this mocktail for kids.
Why This Recipe Works
Made with fresh ingredients, this recipe is quick to make and satisfying to drink. You’ll adore this recipe because it:
- Can be prepared ahead of time: don’t stress yourself trying to make drinks for your guests while they wait. Simply throw this recipe together ahead of time and add your sparkling beverage of choice right before your guests arrive! Your guests will be happy to serve themselves.
- Can be made for one or a crowd: Whether you need 1 serve or 6-8, I have you covered. The recipe below covers the method for making this mocktail in a batch and the notes includes suggestions on making the recipe for one.
- Is super simple to make: It’s as easy as chop and pour for this recipe and there are definitely no special bar skills required!
Similar to my non-alcoholic punch, these ingredients are simple to find and easy to use.
- Non-alcoholic red wine or pomegranate/red grape juice: if you’re making this recipe for adults, I would lean towards using an alcohol-free wine. It gives the drink a more adult taste and is more like an authentic Sangria! But if it’s not your thing or you’re making mocktails for children, try the pomegranate juice. As far as juice goes, it’s the most nutrient dense, especially if you opt for an organic variety. You could also try a red grape juice.
- Black grapes and blackberries: to make this Halloween mocktail extra spooky, I opted for black fruit for this recipe - not only does it look great, it tastes great too!
- Blood or regular orange: This recipe works with both blood orange or regular orange. Traditional sangria is made with orange, but if you are able to get your hands on some blood orange it definitely adds to the Halloween vibe. Be sure to check out my blood orange mocktails too.
- Cinnamon and apple: some fresh cinnamon sticks and apple really finish this recipe nicely and the end result is a lovely flavor balance of wine (or pomegranate), fruit and spices - exactly the way Sangria should be!
Ginger ale or sparkling water: you can either leave the Sangria still, or add ginger ale or sparkling water just before you are ready to serve! Both ways taste great, so it’s really up to your own personal preference.
How To Make It
Place all ingredients except the sparkling beverage (if using) into a pitcher and stir to combine. Place the fridge for 2-4 hours. The longer you leave the ingredients to mull the stronger the flavor will be. Just before serving, add your sparkling beverage of choice into the pitcher and stir gently.
When choosing a non-alcoholic wine, I like to opt for a sweeter variety for this recipe, such as a Merlot or Shiraz.. A slightly sweeter wine really lends itself to the flavors from the fruit and spices, and means you don’t need to add any additional sweetener.
If you’re like me and love all things garnishes - take some of your orange slices and insert some plastic spiders into them for the perfect spooky citrus garnish for your Halloween mocktail.
I hope you love this Halloween mocktail as much as I loved creating it for you!
Halloween Sangria Mocktail
- 1 bottle non-alcoholic red wine (see note 1)
- 2 oranges (or blood oranges)
- 20 black grapes sliced
- 15 blackberries or blueberries
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 red apple sliced
- 2 cups sparkling water or ginger ale (optional)
- 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (optional - see note 2)
- Extra fruit for garnish (optional)
- Place fruit and cinnamon sticks in a pitcher or punch bowl. Pour in the red wine, stir gently and place in the fridge for 2-4 hours. The longer the sangria is left to mull, the stronger the fruit and spice flavor will be.
- When you're ready to serve, stir the sangria again and add the sparkling water or ginger ale (if using). Stir very gently - don't disturb those bubbles too much!
- Taste the sangria and add some maple syrup if you wish. See note 2 below.
- Pour over ice into glasses and garnish with additional orange slices, cinnamon stocks and fruit (optional).
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.