Updated Sep 08, 2023
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White sangria is the perfect fruity summer cocktail. A combination of white wine, mango, strawberries, raspberries, and orange, it’s sweet, easy to make, and presents beautifully. It’s also a bit softer and lighter than my red sangria recipe – though both are delicious!
This white sangria recipe is the perfect cocktail for spring and summer because it’s bursting with fruity vibes. It’s also super easy to make and looks like you put much more effort into it than you did. We all love a no-fuss cocktail, right?
Another reason I love this white sangria recipe – it’s crisp, fresh, delicious, and can be made in advance for a party, barbecue, or any outdoor gathering. The flavors meld together beautifully as it sits and it can be enjoyed all day!
White Sangria Ingredients
- White Wine: Any white wine that’s dry with fruity notes is ideal for this kind of sangria, so you’ve got plenty of options! For more notes on this, see the section below.
- Liquor: My go-to is Cointreau, but any orange-flavored liquor works.
- Fruits: I’m putting summer fruits front and center with mango, orange, strawberries, and raspberries. Plus, it makes for a beautiful pitcher of orange-red colors. But use any summer fruits you like!
- Garnish: You can enjoy the white sangria as is. But if you’re serving this at a dinner party, add some fresh mint leaves to make each cocktail extra special.
Find the printable recipe with measurements below
How to Make White wine Sangria
If you watch the video below, you’ll see how easy it is to make white wine sangria. But here’s the quick version in three steps:
- Slice up all the fruit (minus the raspberry) and toss it in a tall pitcher. I’ve linked my favorite pitcher below in the recipe card!
- Pour the Cointreau and the entire bottle of wine into the pitcher. Then stir everything together until well combined.
- Chill for at least 3 hours to let the flavors meld together.
What Wine is Best for White Sangria?
There’s no need to splurge on expensive or high-quality wine. I usually opt for a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, but any fruity, dry white wine will do. You’re just going to let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours anyway, to soak up all that fruit goodness.
In fact, because the white sangria soaks in the refrigerator for a few hours, I also don’t add any additional sugar. I like my cocktails on the skinny side, but if you’d like it a bit sweeter, feel free to add a pinch of sugar or stevia.
One Last white Sangria Tip
When serving, it’s best to pour this into glasses with ice. Not only does it keep the white sangria cold on a warm day, but it’ll also prevent you from drinking too much too fast. Also, don’t add ice to the pitcher because that will dilute it!
I made the mistake of drinking the large glass you see below without ice and it was probably the equivalent of two glasses of white wine (which is a lot for me). About 15 minutes later, I took a lovely nap on my patio, ha!
More Cocktail Recipes You’ll Love
For a holiday spin on white sangria, try my white Christmas sangria! Otherwise, here are some other favorite cocktails you and your guests will love.
I hope you and your friends enjoy this refreshing white sangria! If you make it, I’d love to hear what everyone thinks of it in the comment box below.
- Glass Pitcher I love this cylindrical glass pitcher!
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- ½ orange, thinly sliced
- 5 to 6 strawberries, sliced
- ½ cup raspberries
- ⅓ cup Cointreau, Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liquor
- 1 bottle white wine
- fresh mint leaves, for garnish
- Add all the ingredients to a pitcher, stir everything together, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- To serve, stir the ingredients in the pitcher, pour over a glass of ice, and garnish with fresh mint.
- You can store the white sangria for up to two days in the fridge.
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Recipe originally published April 2017, but updated to include new information.