Delicious and refreshing, a pitcher of this fruity white wine sangria is perfect for entertaining - or having on hand for happy hours at home.
As far as summer cocktails go, we all have favorite sangria recipes. This one is my go-to for summertime entertaining thanks to its refreshing ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, and an easy recipe that makes a pitcher-full.
Crisp white wine is my favorite sip, so we always have a bottle or two in the house, along with soda water and some fresh fruit. I’ve also started stocking a can or two of peach nectar and mango nectar in the pantry so I can make this recipe any time I want. The key is to buy ahead of time so you can use what you have on hand when you need it!
This white wine sangria recipe was designed for the forgetful or last minute host, who finds themself having to quickly make cocktails for their guests. There's no need to make this sangria ahead of time. Simply mix together and pour over ice. Add any mix of fruit you happen to have in the fridge as garnish and you're good to go! While boozy fruit soaked in wine is delicious, it’s not necessary for your sangria to be delicious.
- Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
- Peach schnapps or peach liqueur
- Mango, guava, or peach nectar
- Fruit (fresh peaches, grapes, orange slices, melon cubes, etc.)
- Lemon-lime soda or club soda
How to Make White Wine Sangria
Combine wine, nectar, brandy, and peach liqueur in a large pitcher.
Add fresh fruit, stir with a large spoon, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note: Do not add ice cubes to your pitcher of sangria until you are ready to serve it. If you are only serving a little at a time, add the ice to the glass instead of to the pitcher.
To Serve the Sangria:
Fill a glass with ice.
Add sangria to glass, filling ¾ full.
Top with a splash of soda.
Tips on White Wine Sangria
Make this into a very Peach Sangria by swapping the guava or mango nectar for peach nectar or peach juice and using ripe peach slices for the fresh fruit.
Add some prosecco! Swap the club soda for prosecco or cava if you're looking for a stronger glass of sangria.
Substitute ginger ale for the lemon lime soda or soda water if that’s what you have on hand.
Triple sec will work in place of the peach schnapps if you’re in a pinch, though that will lead to decidedly less peach flavor in your sangria.
Frequently Asked Questions
This white wine sangria recipe works best with a dry wine like sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio - pick your favorite wine. If you love a sweeter sangria, use a moscato, but definitely skip the Chardonnay. It just doesn’t work for sangria.
You can, but it's not necessary with this recipe. Simply mix up your pitcher of sangria cocktails and pour!
Sangria is a fantastic recipe for entertaining, because it takes minutes to put together. You’re combining wine, some liquor, and some fresh fruit in a picture and then refrigerating it until you’re ready to use it. Serving it is as simple as pouring it in a glass over ice and adding a splash of soda or Prosecco.
Sangria is a mixture of wine and fruit juice, served over ice with fresh fruit.
If you end up with a bottle of wine that you don’t like, turn it into a spritzer. Add a couple ounces of club soda and some slices of fresh fruits to your glass. Sliced peaches or oranges are delicious with most white wines. Berries are a great addition for red wines.