Sangria is one of my very favorite cocktail recipes, especially during summer months. This recipe is one of my go-to cocktails for entertaining a larger group of guests. I love preparing for dining al fresco and especially poolside entertaining.
The preparation is so easy and can certainly be made well in advance. Use a dry white wine and Champagne (or prosecco), adjust the sugar to suit your palette. For a perfect mocktail substitute sparkling water for the Champagne.
Select fresh fruits of the season that you enjoy. I love serving this recipe with a beautiful charcuterie board, grilled meats, grilled vegetables, and summer salads. Enjoy!
My Favorite White Sangria Recipe
- 1 ML 750 ML Bottle Sauvignon Blanc Wine Chilled
- ½ Cup Orange Juice
- ½ Cup Grapefruit Juice
- ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
- 1 Orange Thinly Sliced
- 1 Cup Strawberries Chopped
- 1 Granny Smith Apple Thinly Sliced
- 1 ML 750 ML Bottle of Brut Champagne or Prosecco Chilled
- 2 Oz Brandy
- ¼ Cup Superfine Sugar
- Pour Sauvignon blanc, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and brandy in a large pitcher.
- Add sugar, stir until dissolved.
- Add fruit.
- Fill glasses with ice. Pour sangria over ice until ¾ full. Top with champagne. Garnish as desired.
~When selecting wines, I like making white sangria with a crisp, dry white. I enjoy the delicate flavor of Sauvignon blanc but a great substitution would be Pinot Grigio, or a dry rose.
~Substitute an orange flavored liqueur for the brandy. Cointreau, triple sec or grand marnier.
~I prefer a less sweet cocktail option and there is quite a bit of natural sugar in this recipe. I shy away from added sweeteners when I prepare as I use cointreau and that’s enough sweetener for me. You can add pure cane sugar, sugar substitutes, simple syrup, honey, light agave nectar.
~Fruit selections…so many fabulous options. Berries, grapes, pineapple, mango, kiwi, apples, peaches, cherries, the options are endless.
This White Sangria is perfect for a hot summer day! I hope you all enjoy this refreshing and delicious recipe! Enjoy!