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This looks delicious. I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner with some relatives that don’t drink alcohol for various reasons. Any idea how this would taste without the wine or other suggestions for non alcoholic fruit drinks? Thanks!
Hi, Mary! I’m not sure how this one would taste without the alcohol but you could try to replace the wine with brewed black tea, and the triple sec with orange juice. We have a quite a few non-alcoholic drink recipes on the site. You might want to try this Virgin Pomegranate-Citrus Sangria which is still very festive for the holidays. We also have this Sparkling Strawberry Sangria (tips to make it booze-free are in the recipe), a Switchel is also a great mocktail. You could add a splash of cranberry juice and a cinnamon stick to make it festive. Here’s a link to a page with just drink recipes. You’ll have to browse a bit to find one without alcohol, but hopefully you’ll see something that will work.
Made this for Thanksgiving 2018. Ended up making a double recipe in a glass 1 gallon jar, 2 days before Thanksgiving, keeping it in the garage since it was cold enough. 13 at dinner, 6 adults, and we adults were TOASTED before dinner and giggling fools. So tasty and different and perfect with dinner. The mascerated fruit was taken home as leftovers. I used a Merlot and an Italian orange brandy. Since it wasn’t available I used a healthy splash of vanilla extract for the vanilla bean. Will make it again for Thanksgiving 2019.
Would Aperol work do you think?
Hi, Karen! I think aperol in this would be fantastic. I would still include the Triple Sec if you have it (or add some fresh-sliced oranges) and then add another 1/4 cup of aperol. Taste and adjust as needed. Enjoy!
Just prepared the sangria tonight to let it steep until Thanksgiving Day. Looks gorgeous, smells like it’s the Holidays, and tastes good already. By Thursday it’ll be wonderful! Was going to posta photo of the sangria in my pitcher but couldn’t figure out how.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
Making the recipe on the weekend!
Sounds delicious. Could ground cloves be used in place of the whole clove sachet?
Hi Hou-gal, I think ground cloves could make the sangria cloudy.