Drinks | December 3, 2019

Mock Winter Sangria

The perfect winter mock-tail – pears, oranges, apples, berries, cranberries, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and a splash of ginger ale.  With this delicious combination you won’t even miss the alcohol. Throw this yummy beverage together for your next holiday party.

Overhead shot of winter sangria in whiskey glasses.

What is Winter Sangria?

A Sangria is traditionally served in Spain and is made up of a sweetener, chopped fruit, and wine.  But today we are skipping the wine and keeping it kid friendly.  I used my favorite winter fruits along with some cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and some ginger ale.  The results are heaven. Sangria is a dark slightly purplish red. It is the colour of Sangría wine. It is named after this wine.


Mock winter sangria in a glass pitcher, with a single serving to the side in a whiskey glass.

What Do I Need To Make Mock Winter Sangria?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1 pear
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup bluebetties
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 juice cranberry juice
  • 2 liters of ginger ale

Mock winter sangria ingredients in a cake pan.

How Do You Make Mock Winter Sangria?

There are two parts to making this mock sangria – the fruits and the liquids.

The Fruits

I’ll start with the fruits.  You will want to dic your apples and pears so they are roughly the same size as the berries, and you will need to slice your orange.  Once your fruit is prepped:

  1. To a pitcher add diced apples.
  2. Top with orange slices.
  3. Add diced apples.
  4. Layer raspberries.
  5. Add cranberries.
  6. Top with blueberries.

How to make winter sangria.

The Liquids

The next step is adding in your liquids:

  1. Pour in pineapple juice.
  2. Add cranberries juice.
  3. Finish with ginger ale.

How to make winter sangria.

What Should I Serve My Mock Sangria In?

Traditionally sangria is served in a punch bowl, but can also be served from a pitcher like I’ve done here.  If you are serving a crowd, you can also serve mock winter sangria from a drink dispenser.

Mock winter sangria in a glass pitcher, with a single serving to the side in a whiskey glass.

What Does Mock Winter Sangria Pair With?

You can serve mock winter sangria with Mexican or Spanish food, but it is also a wonderful party drink.  Try pair it with Chicken and Chorizo Paella or Red Enchiladas.

Mock winter sangria in whisky glasses, garnished with rosemary on a bed of ice.


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Mock winter sangria in a glass pitcher, with a single serving to the side in a whiskey glass.
Mock Winter Sangria
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Mock winter sangria that's perfect for festive parties, so easy to make and delicious!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cocktail, sangria recipe, Winter Sangria
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1 pear diced
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries rinsed
  • 1/4 cup blueberries rinsed
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 2 liter bottle ginger ale
  1. Combine all ingredients except ginger ale in a large pitcher.
  2. If desired, let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours to let flavors mingle.
  3. Add chilled ginger ale.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Mock Winter Sangria
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 57IU1%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. The Sangria sounds delightful, and although I am not familiar with the Tervis line (thanks for the intro) I have a set of double-walled glasses, and I adore the no-hassle entertaining! All the best to you for more wonderful parties in the new year!

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