Sangria Recipe for KidsPin

When I was a kid and went out to dinner with my family, few things made me feel as grown up as getting to order a Shirley Temple. Made from ginger ale, grenadine syrup, a bit of OJ and topped off with a maraschino cherry, this drink was the most special of special treats to me.

When we went on vacation this summer, I would occasionally make my kids (and me and hubby) special cocktails to cap off a long day of play. Using just a bit of juice, some cut up fresh fruit and sparking water — and a fun straw or umbrella — it was something the kids looked forward to every day and it was so cute to watch them sit there each evening holding their pretty drinks and feeling grown up.

This virgin sangria is my take on the beloved Shirley Temple of my youth, but without all the sugar and high fructose corn syrup from the soda and grenadine. And when you get into the fall and winter months and you want to pretend you’re on vacation even though you can’t get away, just substitute any of your favorite seasonal fruits to make a yer round refreshing cocktail that everyone in the family can enjoy.

Sangria Recipe for KidsPin

Kiddie Sangria

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • 1 Peach, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries, stems removed and quartered
  • 1 Lemon, halved & sliced
  • 2 Cups Cranberry and/or Orange Juice
  • 2 Cups Sparkling Water or Club Soda



    Sodium: 30mg | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 1g | Calories: 80kcal | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 21g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. I had to smile immediately as I too felt rather sophisticated ordering a Shirley Temple when out with my dad at the local steakhouse. This is a great idea I cannot wait to share with my son a drab, gray winter day to lift the spirits!! Thanks much.

    2. Yum! Thanks, my girls will love this!

      I loved ordering Shirley Temples as a young girl too, but yours sounds fancier than anything I ever had, which I assume was Sprite/7up with grenadine syrup, still tasty!

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    4. Just read the “6 reasons water is the best drink…”, but this looks like a refreshing treat!

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