While red wine is typically poured into sangria, white wine makes a fantastic base as well. That is what you'll find in this simple and very fruity white wine sangria recipe.
Sangrias make great party punches and some occasions could use a lighter profile than red wine can offer. The white wine alternative is the perfect solution.
Not only does the wine change for this recipe, it also maximizes the fruity flavor. Adding seasonal fruits like peach and strawberry, along with lemonade, to transform it into the perfect punch for backyard barbecues and other summer parties.
- 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine
- 1 lemon (cut into wedges)
- 1 orange (cut into wedges)
- 1 lime (cut into wedges)
- 1 peach (cut into wedges)
- 1 cup strawberries (sliced)
- 1/2 cup lemonade (or limeade)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 ounces brandy (apricot, peach, or berry-flavored)
- Optional: 1 (8 oz.) can pineapple (diced, with juice)
- 2 cups ginger ale (chilled)
- Pour wine into a serving pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange, and lime into the wine.
- Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add the peach, strawberries, lemonade or limeade, sugar, brandy, and optional pineapple with juice.
- Chill overnight to marry the flavors.
- Add ginger ale and ice just before serving.
If you'd like to serve this sangria right away, use chilled white wine and serve over lots of ice.
Choose Your Wine
Any white wine will work in this recipe, though we do have some favorites. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Riesling would be the top picks. Another option that is easy to find and offers a great variety of labels to choose from is Pinot Gris. If you're in the mood for something a little more unusual, hunt down a bottle of Albarino, Gewurztraminer, or Viognier.
More White Wine Sangrias
If you're used to red wine sangrias, you'll be delighted by the new taste that white wine brings to this popular punch. Don't stop with this recipe because there are many ways to put a twist on the lighter sangria and they're fun to explore.
- Just peachy sangria uses fresh peaches as well as a good dose of peach schnapps, so it lives up to its name. You'll also find some fresh mango to give it a nice, exotic flair.
- New Zealander sangria is light and refreshing. It's a simple recipe in which wine is the only alcohol, but its flavor is enhanced with kiwi and tangerine.
- Passion fruit sangria does include the tropical fruit but in juice form, which means it can be made year-round. The recipe also uses brandy, kiwi, and pineapple.
- White lightning sangria gets an extra kick from vodka and incorporates grape juice as well as fresh apples, grapes, and pineapple.