Get the party started with this classic White Sangria. A pitcher of white wine sangria is the ultimate refreshing party drink recipe on a warm spring or summer day.

White Sangria in two glasses.

Sure, you could stock up on beer, hard seltzer, and canned cocktails (again). Or you could upgrade your next happy hour or party menu with a round or two of festive White Sangria!

No need to invest a lot in bottles of white wine for this easy party drink recipe. You can score a great bottle of wine for sangria at around the $15 price point. Grab your corkscrew, open it up, and prepare to get the soiree started with this easy sangria recipe.

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Recipe FAQs
  6. White Sangria Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for white sangria.

Ingredient notes

  • Triple sec: Or substitute another orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
  • Green apples: I prefer the tartness of green apples, but any apple will do.
  • Seltzer: Or if you prefer more bitter and citrusy tonic water, try that. If sweet is your style, swap in lemon-lime soda.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, mango, peach, sugar, and triple sec. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour.
Fruit for white sangria in a clear bowl with sugar on top.
  1. In a large pitcher, add the apple, orange, lime, and refrigerated fruit mixture. Add the wine and seltzer, and stir to combine. Serve over ice with the fruit.
Someone stirring a pitcher of white sangria.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This White Sangria recipe makes 12 1-cup servings, fruit included. Feel free to double the recipe and make a couple pitchers if you’re hosting a large crowd.
  • Storage: Transfer to a jar or pitcher with a lid and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Make ahead: Stir together this White Sangria, sans seltzer, up to 3 days in advance and refrigerate until cocktail time. Add the seltzer just before serving.
White Sangria in two glasses.

Recipe FAQs

What wines are best for White Sangria?

What do you enjoy drinking on its own? Chances are, you’ll adore that style of wine made into a sangria! So if you lean on the sweeter side, start with a moscato. But as a general rule, I recommend more crispy and acidic white wines like sauvignon blanc, riesling, and pinot grigio. You could also make pink sangria and use rosé wine as your base!

What other fruits could I try in sangria?

The suggestions below are just the beginning. How about pomegranate arils, plum wedges, blackberries, blueberries, or small pineapple cubes?

How can I make red wine sangria?

See my Iced Tea Berry Sangria for inspiration. You could also recreate the exact same recipe below using your favorite variety of red wine.

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White Sangria

Get the party started with this classic White Sangria. A pitcher of white wine sangria is the ultimate refreshing party drink recipe on a warm spring or summer day.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 12 servings (1-cup each)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 116

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1 mango peeled, seed removed and diced
  • 1 peach pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup triple sec (see note 1)
  • 1 green apple cored and sliced (see note 2)
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 bottle dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, or Prosecco, chilled
  • 1 cup seltzer (see note 3)

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, mango, peach, sugar, and triple sec. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In a large pitcher, add the apple, orange, lime, and refrigerated fruit mixture. Add the wine and seltzer, and stir to combine. Serve over ice with the fruit.

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Notes

  1. Triple sec: Or substitute another orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
  2. Green apples: I prefer the tartness of green apples, but any apple will do.
  3. Seltzer: Or if you prefer more bitter and citrusy tonic water, try that. If sweet is your style, swap in lemon-lime soda.
  4. Yield: This White Sangria recipe makes 12 1-cup servings, fruit included. Feel free to double the recipe and make a couple pitchers if you’re hosting a large crowd.
  5. Storage: Transfer to a jar or pitcher with a lid and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  6. Make ahead: Stir together this White Sangria, sans seltzer, up to 3 days in advance and refrigerate until cocktail time. Add the seltzer just before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 264IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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