White Wine Sangria

Sweet and tart, this white wine sangria is absolutely to-die-for. Prep a pitcher of fresh sangria in just minutes and relax with a chilled glass on those hot summer nights.

Two glasses of lemonade with mint leaves in them.

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White Wine Sangria recipe

Lemonade, slices of fresh lemons and limes, and a few mint leaves pair beautifully with a bright white wine to make the most refreshing sangria. This easy white-wine sangria recipe is the best way to cool off on a hot summer day.

The mint is cooling, while the lemon and lime gives a refreshing flavor to a fruity white wine. Mint helps to balance some of the acidity of the citrus, too!

This is the end-of-summer sangria you just have to serve at your final get-togethers and pool parties. Oh, and it’s just perfect for brunch parties and your Friday-night girl dinner too. It’s the best way to unwind and enjoy a delicious drink, and it is so super simple to make.

Cocktails can be difficult to make if you’re serving a large group. So sangria is a great way to make sure that all of your guests get served. Pair it with your favorite charcuterie board fixins’, and you’ve got a match made in heaven!

Ready to make a show-stopping white sangria recipe? Then let’s get started!

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Why you’ll love this recipe

Are there really any reasons not to love sangria? I can’t think of any! This super easy white wine sangria is a recipe designed to be adored. It’s good until the very last drop!

  • Traditional sangria can sometimes be a little bitter, but this delicious white sangria is sweet, minty, and refreshing! Always a crowd-pleaser.
  • You can make this yummy wine cocktail for brunches, bridal showers, parties, and so much more.
  • Use this as a base recipe and customize it into anything you want! The best way to enjoy sangria is by using ingredients you love.
A glass of lemonade with mint leaves and lemon slices.

What is sangria?

Sangria is a Spanish wine-based beverage that typically incorporates fresh fruits, a liqueur and something sweet. Traditionally, sangria is made with red wine. But you can make rosé wine sangria or, as in this recipe, white wine sangria.

This tasty drink is naturally sweet, spicy and fruity but you can customize the flavors depending on your ingredients.

Tools & equipment

All you need to make white sangria is a large pitcher, measuring cups, a mixing spoon and your favorite wine glasses.

Make sure you have a sharp knife and a cutting board to easily slice up the citrus before adding it to the pitcher!

You can use any wine glasses — decorative ones, insulated wine glasses, stemless wine glasses and so forth. Use whichever glasses are your favorites!

The ingredients for a refreshing white sangria.

Ingredients

The secret ingredient to success with this recipe — mint leaves! Here is a full list of ingredients you need to make this recipe work:

  • dry white wine, such as pinot grigio
  • lemonade
  • honey
  • sliced lemon
  • sliced limes
  • mint leaves, stems removed
A pitcher of lemonade with ice and mint leaves.

Variations & substitutions

Not a white wine fan? That’s okay! You can adapt this recipe and use rosé or red wine. However, don’t give up on white wine just yet. Check out this guide to white wine and see if you can find something you’ll enjoy. It’s so informative!

Store-bought lemonade is just fine for this recipe. But if you want to take the flavor to the next level, make homemade lemonade from fresh lemon juice instead! You can also use orange juice in its place if you prefer.

You can really use any citrus fruits in this drink recipe. Oranges, clementines and even grapefruit would all be good choices for fruity sangria.

Add lots of fresh fruit to make this extra flavorful. Some pineapple chunks would be tasty, and so would peaches. Strawberries, fresh raspberries and blueberries would turn this into a citrus berry sangria!

Don’t have honey on hand? Use sweet liqueurs, like orange liqueur, to sweeten this sangria. A simple syrup would work too!

Best white wine for sangria

I recommend a zesty or aromatic white wine like Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc or Riesling to complement the citrus in this sangria recipe. The type of wine really depends on preference though.

I like to choose a dry white wine, like Pinot Grigio. However, I tend to go for a bottle of wine that is a bit on the sweeter side and not a super tart Pinot Grigio.

And if you are not a fan of dry white wine, it’s perfectly ok to chose a sweet wine that you love instead! Any crisp white wine that you love will be a success in this recipe. Make it your own and choose something that you will enjoy.

How to make White Wine Sangria

Now that you’ve learned all you need to know about sangria and what type of wine to use, let’s get started! Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make white wine sangria:

A person pouring wine into a glass pitcher.
Honey being poured into a pitcher.

Begin by pouring an entire bottle of wine into a large pitcher, then add honey to sweeten.

A person pouring liquid into a pitcher.
A glass pitcher with a wooden spoon in it.

Pour the fresh lemonade into the pitcher with wine and honey and stir well until thoroughly combined.

A pitcher of lemonade with a slice of cucumber in it.
A pitcher filled with lemon juice and lime slices.

Slice fresh lemons and limes and pick about 20 mint leaves off their stems. Add the fruit and mint to the pitcher and stir again.

A pitcher full of lemonade with a wooden spoon.

Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes until well chilled and then add ice cubes to the pitcher.

Pour into wine glasses and garnish with extra mint and lemon wedges. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips & tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:

  • To make this sangria cold from the start, use chilled white wine and cold lemonade. You can even refrigerate the fruit before slicing!
  • Don’t want ice cubes melting and watering down your sangria? Serve chilled white wine sangria in an insulated pitcher so it doesn’t get warm, or freeze some lemonade in ice cube trays to use as the ice cubes!
  • This simple recipe is a great way to use leftover fruit that you don’t want to go bad. If you’ve got berries, citrus, or other fruit that you know you aren’t going to eat before its expiration date, just toss it into a lovely pitcher of white wine sangria! The best way to repurpose that fruit.
Two glasses of lemonade with mint leaves and a pitcher.

What to Serve with White Wine Sangria

Each glass of sangria can be simple garnished with lemon and mint, or you can take the presentation up a notch. Make some berry ice cubes or herb ice cubes that won’t just chill the drink, but will give each glass the most beautiful look.

Don’t forget the tasty food to serve at your parties with the best sangria! Tacos always go well with sangria, and I of course make a big batch of queso fundido with that too.

If you’re more of a nachos and salsa or guacamole kind of person, this sangria is great for that too.

Cheesy dips like whipped feta dip and beer cheese dip are perfect for snacking while sipping on a chilled glass of sangria. And popcorn shrimp are the perfect appetizer or snacky dinner if you want some protein with that glass of sangria!

Two glasses of lemonade with mint leaves in them.

FAQ

How do I store leftover white wine sangria?

Store sangria in the fridge for up to 4 days. Keep in mind, the longer it sits the more alcohol the fruit will soak up. It is best to serve sangria fresh, though it will still taste good after a few days.

Can I add hard liquor to white sangria?

White wine vodka sangria is very popular. In fact, adding a citrus vodka to this already citrusy sangria would be quite tasty. You can also add tequila to white wine sangria!

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Two glasses of lemonade with mint leaves in them.

White Wine Sangria

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
A bright and zesty sangria that's perfect for summertime.
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ingredients

  • 1 bottle (750ml) dry white wine such as pinot grigio
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 2 limes sliced
  • 20 mint leaves stems removed

instructions

  • In a pitcher, combine wine, lemonade, lemon and lime slices and mint leaves.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
  • Serve in wine glasses and garnish with lime and lemon slices and mint leaves.

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nutrition information

Yield: 4 cups

amount per serving:

Serving: 1cup Calories: 51kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.2g Saturated Fat: 0.03g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 7mg Potassium: 100mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 235IU Vitamin C: 26mg Calcium: 30mg Iron: 1mg
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