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.
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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!
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.
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 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
- sliced lemon
- sliced limes
- mint leaves, stems removed
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!
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:
Begin by pouring an entire bottle of wine into a large pitcher, then add honey to sweeten.
Pour the fresh lemonade into the pitcher with wine and honey and stir well until thoroughly combined.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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White Wine Sangria
- 1 bottle (750ml) dry white wine such as pinot grigio
- 1 cup lemonade
- 1 lemon sliced
- 2 limes sliced
- 20 mint leaves stems removed
- 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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