How to Make White Sangria

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White sangria is a refreshing cocktail anytime.
White sangria is a refreshing cocktail anytime. (Image: Julia Mueller)

White sangria is a crisp and refreshing wine-based cocktail you can enjoy year-round. This drink is often prepared ahead of time in a large batch so the fruit can absorb some of the alcohol flavor and in turn provide flavor to the cocktail. The longer the sangria sits in the refrigerator before serving, the more flavorful it becomes.

Basic White Wine Sangria Recipe

Method: Stir together all ingredients in a large pitcher, preferably glass. Cover the mouth of the pitcher with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 2 to 12 hours before serving. When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice and pour the sangria over the ice. Be sure to add some of the fruit to each glass.

Tip

  • You can also add herbs and spices such as cinnamon, fresh mint, basil or rosemary.

    For the best result, be sure to use seasonal fresh fruit and 100 percent fruit juice in your white sangria recipe.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 750-milliliter bottle of white wine, such as chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, or pinot grigio 
  • 1 to 2 cups peeled and chopped fresh fruit
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup brandy, triple sec or rum
  • 1/2 to 1 cup juice, such as orange, pineapple, blueberry, pomegranate, apple
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sweetener of choice, such as agave, honey, maple syrup or sugar

Pineapple Kiwi Sangria

Pineapple kiwi sangria is a colorful summery cocktail.
Pineapple kiwi sangria is a colorful summery cocktail. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Method: Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Cover the mouth of the pitcher with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with ice, and make sure some of the fruit gets into each glass.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 750-milliliter bottle of white wine
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar

Pomegranate Citrus Sangria

Pomegranate citrus sangria has a hint of cinnamon.
Pomegranate citrus sangria has a hint of cinnamon. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Method: Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir vigorously. Cover the mouth of the pitcher with plastic wrap, and allow it to sit at least 6 hours before serving in order to ensure the cinnamon sticks infuse the cocktail with flavor. When ready to serve, pour the liquid and some of the fruit into glasses filled with ice.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 750-milliliter bottle of white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 cup pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 navel orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 honey crisp apple, peeled, cored and chopped

Tropical White Sangria

Enjoy tropical white sangria with a variety of fruit.
Enjoy tropical white sangria with a variety of fruit. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Method: Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Cover the mouth of the pitcher with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. To serve, fill glasses with ice and pour the sangria over the ice, including some of the fruit.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 750-milliliter bottle of white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • 1 cup prosecco
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2/3 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2/3 cup fresh mango, peeled and chopped
  • 2/3 cup fresh strawberries, chopped

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