Try this recipe for easy white sangria, then also check out our classic sangria.



  • STEP 1

    Put all the ingredients (except the ice, water and flowers) into two large jugs and put in the fridge for at least 1 hr to chill. Just before serving, top up with the ice and water. Pop a few edible flowers in the jug, if you like.

Can white wine sangria be made ahead?

The flavours of sangria can properly meld together and intensify if it is given longer to sit. We suggest chilling in the fridge for at least a few hours before serving, allowing a sweeter taste to develop. Wait until serving to top it up with sparkling water and ice.

Which white wine is best for sangria?

Ideally a Spanish white wine, however we recommend opting for any dry, crisp and acidic white wine when making sangria, to balance the sweetness. Fruity notes can also work well. Some examples could include pinot grigio, albariño, sauvignon blanc, or grenache blanc.

What do you need to make white sangria?

There isn't one classic version of white wine sangria, so this cocktail is well suited to being adapted. However, the main elements normally comprise:

  • Wine – we suggest a dry, crisp white wine, as mentioned above.
  • Fruit – any combination of fresh fruit to suit your preference. We've gone for raspberries, peaches and limes, but other fruits like apples, strawberries, melon and nectarines would also work well). Save some fruit slices, herbs or edible flowers for the garnish.
  • Cordial or juice – our recipe uses elderflower cordial as a sweetener, however a juice such as orange, mango or grapefruit could work too.
  • Fortifier – we've used ginger wine, but a higher-volume alcohol like brandy would work, too.
  • Effervescent mixer – we've opted for sparkling water, but you could also choose a soda or sparkling wine.
  • Ice

How to serve white sangria

Make up a jug of sangria filled with fruit and edible flowers. Citrus fruits such as oranges, tropical fruits like mangoes, and summer berries all work really well. This white wine cocktail is ideal for serving at summer parties for a refreshing accompaniment to canapés.

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