Easy and Traditional White Wine Sangria Recipe

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This classic white sangria recipe is refreshing, easy, and versatile! It’s made with fresh fruit, citrus fruits, crisp white wine, fruit liqueur, and apple vodka. Prepare it in the morning so the white wine can soak up all the fruity flavors. It’s one of my favorite summer cocktails to enjoy on a warm summer day.

My easy white wine sangria is a bubbly drink perfect for a crowd. Serve it by the pool for a garden or summer dinner party. It’s colorful, refreshing, and always a crowd-pleaser. This recipe uses only nine ingredients and takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

The best part about making this easy white Sangria is tossing in your favorite fruit and being creative. ​Serve this drink with seafood, a summer salad, or a large cheese platter. It goes well with desserts such as blood orange cheesecakethe best lemon bars, or lemon shortbread cookies.

Check out my floral sangria, green Irish whiskey sangria, apple pie sangria, and honeydew Sangria!

White Wine Sangria Ingredient Notes

Lime – You’ll need one lime to make this recipe. Lime provides acidity to the Sangria.

Lemon—Lemons are another citrus fruit we use in this recipe. They have a sweet, tart taste and add color, fragrance, and flavor to the recipe. A medium lemon works perfectly; always use fresh juice when making this recipe.

Strawberries – Fresh strawberries add a fruity flavor and bright red color.

White Wine—This recipe uses an entire bottle of white wine. When picking a wine, try a Rioja Spanish white or a Sauvignon Blanc.

Apple – Pairs well with the apple vodka. Use any variety of apples you prefer.

Apple Vodka—Crisp apple vodka adds a beautiful taste to the Sangria. A smooth, sweet finish complements its tart flavor. 

Pear, Peach, or Orange Liqueur – These sweet liqueurs are all great options for this recipe. I used Grand Marnier, and it was great.

Simple Syrup – A mixture of water and granulated sugar adds a hint of sweetness to this summer drink. You can also try other sweeteners, such as maple syrup, or use a low-sugar sweetener to make simple syrup.

Sparkling Water—This adds bubbles and fizz to the cocktail. You can also use lemon or lime-flavored sparkling water. If you like a sweeter sangria, try lemon-lime soda or ginger ale instead of club soda.

Fresh Mint – Use this to garnish the Sangria and add more color.

Sliced apples, strawberries, limes and lemons for white sangria.

White wine for Sangria

You don’t need a costly bottle of wine when making Sangria! Save your good bottles for sipping. Try an affordable dry white like Rioja Blanco, a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio. You can make this recipe using different white wines. We prefer a dry white wine or a Spanish white wine.

White wine sangria with vodka is poured into a glass pitcher for white sangria.

Sangria Recipe Variations

  • Use seasonal fruit and berries or anything that sounds good to you.
  • Add a different liqueur-like peach, cherry, honeydew, apple, triple sec or Cointreau (orange), elderflower, banana, limoncello, or even prickly pear. There are many choices, and you can add whatever you like!
  • Try a flavored vodka. We use apple vodka in this recipe, but there are several other flavors, and even classic vodka is fine.
  • Pick a theme, like tropical white Sangria made with pineapple and mango. Use this recipe as a guide and switch the flavors to match your theme.
  • You can use frozen fruit, but we like fresh the best.
  • Add a little orange juice to an even fruitier drink recipe.
Wooden spoon dropping in ingredients for a white wine sangria.

To serve sangria, pour in a glass filled with ice. If the fruit stays in the pitcher, spoon some out to serve in each glass. Garnish with a mint leaf or edible flower!

I just love how colorful white sangria is! The fruit just pops and it’s beautiful.

How long does Sangria last? 

Since Sangria contains sliced fruits, the fruit will turn brown after a few days. Plan to keep it in the refrigerator for three days and then discard it. However, I doubt you’ll have any left on the third day! This recipe goes fast with all of my friends.

Easy white wine sangria recipe with lemon and lime slices and strawberries, and apple vodka.

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Easy white wine sangria recipe with lemon and lime slices and strawberries, and apple vodka.

White Sangria Recipe

This white sangria is light and refreshing. It's made with traditional sangria ingredients and is the perfect summer cocktail to enjoy outside!
4.55 from 24 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 4 large strawberries, sliced
  • 1 bottle white wine, Try a Rioja Spanish white or a Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 large apple , sliced
  • 1/3 cup apple vodka
  • 1/4 cup pear, peach or orange liqueur
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup, homemade
  • 1/3 cup sparkling water

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, combine 1/2 cup cane sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a simmer until the sugar melts, then let it cool to room temperature.
  • Prepare all of the fruit by washing it and slicing it.
    sliced fruit for sangria
  • In a pitcher, add all of the ingredients (except the sparkling water and stir.
    White wine sangria with vodka is poured into a glass pitcher for white sangria.
  • Let the sangria sit in the fridge so the flavors can combine. You can leave it in the refrigerator for 1 -8 hours.
  • Add the sparkling water before you serve and stir it.
  • Enjoy!
    white wine sangria

Notes

When buying white wine for sangria, go with a dryer Rioja Spanish white or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
You can use any liqueur you want. We used pear in this recipe, but there are oranges, peaches, and apples… indeed, so many!
Any apple vodka from the store will work. It doesn’t need to be expensive. It’s sangria, after all!
Simple syrup is made with sugar and water. Instead of muddling sugar at the bottom of the pitcher, we like to dilute it and melt it so it blends better. 
Mix 1/2 cup organic cane sugar with 1/2 cup water and simmer until sugar is melted. Super easy!
The longer you leave the sangria in the refrigerator, the fresher the flavor. One to two hours is fine!

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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Easy white wine sangria made with apple vodka, strawberries, peaches, apples, and sparkling water.

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