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White Wine Sangria

This white wine sangria recipe is the ultimate summer refreshment, blending delicious wine with fresh summer fruits. It’s the perfect beverage to invite you to sit back, relax, and savor every sip throughout the warm season.

White sangria with fruit served in a glass.


White Sangria is the ideal drink for brunches, outdoor gatherings, or simply enjoying on a warm summer day. This concoction features sweet summer fruits soaked in white wine and brandy and is finished with a splash of club soda for a refreshingly sophisticated sip.

What is Sangria

Sangria is a popular alcoholic beverage originating from Spain. It traditionally consists of red wine mixed with fruits, such as oranges, lemons, and berries, sweetened with sugar, and often enhanced with a splash of brandy or another liqueur. Over time, numerous variations have emerged, including white sangria, made with white wine instead of red. This refreshing cocktail is known for its fruity, sweet flavor profile and is typically enjoyed chilled, making it a favorite for social gatherings and hot summer days.

Two drinking glasses filled with white wine and fruits.

The Ingredients

The ingredients for my white wine sangria recipe are flexible, allowing you to adapt to your preference. Feel free to experiment with your favorite white wine and the fruits you have on hand.

  • Sliced Strawberries: If unavailable, raspberries can offer a similar tartness and sweetness.
  • Thinly Sliced Peaches: They contribute a juicy sweetness, adding to the sangria’s summery vibe. Nectarines are a great substitute.
  • Thinly Sliced Apple: The apples provide that balance of sweet and tart flavors.
  • Chilled White Wine: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, or any dry white wine.
  • Brandy: Whiskey or rum could be used instead.
  • Cointreau or Triple Sec: Any orange liqueur like grand marnier will fit the bill for adding a citrusy note.
  • Sparkling Water or Club Soda: Gives the sangria a refreshing fizz, making it even more enjoyable. Tonic water can be a substitute if you don’t mind the slight bitterness it adds.
  • Lime Slices and Mint (for garnish): Used to add a fresh and citrus aroma. Lemon slices could be used, but they will add a slightly different flavor.

How To Make White Sangria

My sangria recipe here reinvents traditional red sangria with an infusion of vivid summer flavors and white wine. This sweet, festive drink is a must-try if you’re hosting this summer. In mere minutes, you’ll have a fantastic beverage ready to serve. You could even use frozen fruits for a quick fix and an extra chill factor!

  1. Prep the fruit. Begin by slicing strawberries, peaches, and apples. Aim for thin slices, except for the strawberries; halve these instead. I recommend about 6 cups of fruit to fill a quarter to a third of your pitcher.
  2. Mix the drink. Pour chilled white wine, brandy, Cointreau (or Triple Sec), and sparkling water into the fruit-filled pitcher. Stir well and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Serve. Finally, garnish with limes and mint for a refreshing touch, and serve.
Large pitcher with White Wine Sangria.

Recipe Tips

  • Fruit Selection: The beauty of sangria lies in its versatility. While strawberries, peaches, and apples are suggested, you can swap in other fruits you love or have on hand.
  • Chill, Chill, Chill: Ensure all ingredients, especially the wine, are well-chilled before mixing. This helps to keep your sangria refreshing and flavorful.
  • Take Your Time: While you can enjoy the sangria immediately, letting it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours will enhance the flavors as the fruit and wine have more time to mingle.
  • Make Ahead: You can prepare your sangria a day in advance. Just remember to skip the seltzer water or club soda until just before serving.
  • To Taste: The best sangria is the one tailored to your taste, so feel free to experiment until you find your perfect blend.

What Is The Best Wine for White Sangria

To get the most out of your sangria, opt for a dry white wine like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy this cocktail recipe alongside any of your favorite summer staples. A few of our favorites include Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Sauce, Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad, Feta Stuffed Burgers, and Honey Soy Grilled Pork Chops

White Sangria in a glass.

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White Sangria in a glass.

White Sangria

Katerina | Diethood
Crisp, delicious, and bright white wine sangria recipe loaded with strawberries, peaches, and apples.
5 from 13 votes
Servings : 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 large peaches, thinly sliced
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 Bottle (750-ml) chilled white wine, I like to use Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 cup sparkling water, or club soda
  • lime slices, for garnish
  • mint, for garnish


  • Transfer the sliced fruits to a large pitcher.
  • Stir in the wine, brandy, Cointreau, and sparkling water.
  • Refrigerate for a couple of hours or until chilled.
  • Pour into glasses, garnish with lime slices and mint, and serve.


  • Wine Choice: Pick a crisp, dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
  • Fruits: Use any fruits you like, not just strawberries, peaches, and apples.
  • Chill: Keep all ingredients cold for a refreshing sangria. Letting it chill for a few hours can enhance the flavors.
  • Prep: Make it a day ahead, but add the club soda just before serving.
  • Scaling: Easily double or triple this recipe for more guests.


Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 82 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 13 mg | Potassium: 141 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 135 IU | Vitamin C: 21.2 mg | Calcium: 11 mg | Iron: 0.3 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Drinks, Drinks/Cocktails
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Keyword: sangria, summer drinks, summer recipes, white sangria, white wine
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