How to make alcohol-free sangria with dealcoholized wine
If you're looking to unwind with a glass of wine, but you don't want the alcohol, try this healthy sangria recipe. It's sweet and refreshing, and it uses dealcoholized wine. You can use any kind of fruit that's in season—we've included our favourite combinations here, but feel free to improvise!
1 bottle, dealcoholized wine (red)
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 apple (any kind), cored and sliced thin
2 limes (optional), cut in half and cut into thin slices. You can also use lemons here instead of limes if you prefer the taste of lemon. If you're making a large batch of sangria, use 3 or 4 limes instead of just 2. They have more juice than lemons so they offer more flavor without having to add extra sugar! If using lemons instead of limes for your sangria recipe, try not to get any seeds into your mixed drink; it might be too bitter for many people's tastes.
Spritz your oranges
Now that you’ve got your orange juice, it’s time to add some flavour. Start by zesting one orange with a fine grater or microplane. In a small bowl, combine the zest and the juice of one orange with a pinch of salt. Mix well before covering and refrigerating for up to three days.
Simmer the syrup
To make your syrup, heat the water in a small saucepan or microwave on the stovetop. Add sugar and stir until it's dissolved.
While waiting for the sugar to dissolve, pour each bottle of wine into a separate container and reserve one-third of a cup for later use. Now add 2 oz. simple syrup (about 1 Tbsp.) per bottle of wine. Stir well with ice until cool enough to drink!
Dice and chop the fruit
Think of your fruit as you would a brick. You want to break it into pieces that are roughly the same size, so they'll be equally distributed in your sangria mix. Start by cutting off the ends of an orange, then slicing down its sides and removing the peel. If you have a serrated knife, use it for this job; otherwise, just go for it with your normal kitchen knife—it's not rocket science or anything!
Next up is peeling and dicing those peaches: Hold one peach in each hand and slice off their tops with a paring knife (a small paring knife will make this easier). Take out their pits before slicing them into chunks about 1/4-inch thick—you're looking for pieces whose dimensions are close enough to those of an individual cube that they'll fit neatly into your glass without rolling around too much when you stir up your sangria mixture later on.
In addition to being easy on eyesight when preparing food (no sharp knives required), this method also leaves less waste behind than chopping through pre-sliced peaches in order to dice them up yourself. Plus considering how much juice comes out when you press down hard enough with even just two fingers against any part of these juicy fruits' fleshy exteriors during dicing time (and trust me when I say there will be plenty!), sticking toward smaller pieces means more juice gets used instead getting wasted along with all those precious vitamins lost due to oxidation over time while waiting inside unopened plastic containers at grocery stores everywhere!
Now onto other types of fruit: Mangoes are easy enough because they come pre-diced already these days if bought from most major supermarkets (or if grown locally). However pineapples can be tricky because unless chopped beforehand by someone else who’s done such things before (i.e., yourself after buying one), chances are high that no two slices will match exactly which means some may look bigger than others depending on
Assemble the sangria
Add the fruit to the pitcher. Pour in the syrup, orange juice and dealcoholized wine. Add 2 cups sparkling water, stir to combine, and then add ice cubes (or ice-cubes made from filtered water). Stir again and serve immediately!
Whether you’re looking to curb your alcohol intake or just want a healthier drink, dealcoholized wine sangria is a great choice. With its sweet-and-sour flavours, it’s easy to see why so many people love it! This version uses dealcoholized wine so that anyone can enjoy it anytime—even if they don’t drink alcohol.