White Sangria

This refreshing pitcher drink is great for making ahead. The white wine and fruit can be mixed up the night before, then just top it off with prosecco right before serving.

There is nothing more refreshing than a glass of summery white sangria. Made with crisp white wine and fresh fruit, this easy batch cocktail will prepare you for any gathering. From pool parties to brunch to game night, this recipe is a hostesses secret weapon because it comes together quickly and is endlessly customizable based on fruit and wine preferences. Give your guest options and make a red, a white, and a rosé sangria!

What kind of wine is best for white sangria?

The rule of thumb when buying wine for cocktails or cooking is to buy a type of wine that you would enjoy a glass of! This sangria is best with a dry, crisp, unoaked wine. No need to buy anything sweet, this recipe is made with simple syrup and fresh fruit that provide plenty of sweetness. Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc are easy-to-find dry white wines that would go wonderfully in this cocktail. Since sangria is often associated with Spain, an Albarino, Grenache Blanc, or a Portuguese Vinho Verde would make a lot of sense here, too.

Do you have to top off sangria?

This recipe calls to use prosecco for an extra boozy, bubbly kick that won’t water down the sangria. A lighter and very common option would be unflavored sparkling water. If you prefer a sweeter beverage, top off the sangria with cold ginger ale. 

What kind of fruit is used in white sangria?

The most eye-catching and fun part of sangria is the fresh fruit floating around in the cocktail for a refreshing, wine-soaked snack. This white sangria uses classic ingredients like orange, lime, and green apples soaked in Applejack for a tart, bright sweetness that is valued in this drink. This recipe also calls for fruits that accent the wine’s stone fruit and red berry notes (these fruity notes are often mentioned on the back label). This recipe is endlessly customizable based on the time of year and your fruit preferences. 

Can you make white sangria ahead of time?

Sangria is a wonderful make-ahead batch cocktail. The white wine and fruit can be mixed up the night before and served the next day. This drink should be consumed in 24 hours, however, as the rind of the orange and lime can add a bitter note if it sits too long. Top with the prosecco just before serving.

White Sangria

This refreshing pitcher drink is great for making ahead. The white wine and fruit can be mixed up the night before, then just top it off with prosecco right before serving.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings

Ingredients
  

  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup Applejack
  • ½ medium green apple, cored & diced
  • 1 medium orange, halved
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango or nectarine, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup hulled and sliced strawberries
  • 2 750 ml bottles dry white wine, chilled
  • 1 750 ml bottle prosecco, chilled, to serve
  • Fresh mint or basil sprigs, to garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave-safe glass measuring cup, combine ⅓ cup water with the sugar. Microwave until the sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir well, then let cool completely.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the Applejack and apple. Allow to sit 10 minutes until the flavors incorporate.
  • Squeeze half of the orange into the pitcher. Cut the remaining half of the orange into thin slices. Add the orange slices, lime, mango or nectarine, and strawberries; stir to combine. Pour the two bottles of white wine over the fruit and stir to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of the simple syrup and taste the sangria for sweetness. Add more simple syrup, 1 tablespoon at a time, if desired.
  • Serve the sangria over ice and top with a splash of chilled prosecco, if you like. Garnish with fresh mint or basil sprigs.
Keyword wine

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