1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Simple White Wine Sangria Recipe

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (19 Reviews)


White wine sangria
Paul Poplis/StockFood Creative/Getty Images
White wine lovers tend to enjoy the fresh citrus, apple and tropical fruit flavors of the wine often highlighted by the wine's zippy acidity. The white wine sangria takes the basic components of the white wine and accents the fruit notes with real fruit additions - think lemon, lime, and orange or for the tropical minded add mango, pineapple and kiwi. Sangrias are easy to make and even easier to drink. Each sangria recipe mix makes a unique palate adventure customized by your favorite, in season or frozen, choice of fruit.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 Bottle of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,Riesling, Albarino, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, or Pinot Gris)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 oranges (sliced) or may substitute 1 cup of orange juice)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • 1 lime (sliced)
  • 2 oz. brandy (optional)
  • 1/2 liter of ginger ale or club soda (ginger ale for those with a sweeter tooth!)


Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the orange,lemon and lime into the wine, add brandy if desired. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.

If you'd like to serve right away, use chilled white wine and serve over lots of ice.

Addition ideas: diced mango, cubed pineapple, sliced strawberries, peaches, handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, a cup of citrus-flavored soda.

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
a little tweaking makes a great hit!, Member coolchix

what you need: 1 bottle of reisling 1 bottle of vino verde 4 OZ cointreau 2 OZ brandy 4 little cans of dole OJ/pineapple juice (24 OZ total) 4 green apples 4 oranges 3 lemons pomegranate seeds 2 25.4 fluid OZ bottles of italian lemonade soda what you do: i used the original recipe with some adjustments. i was wary of the amount of sugar for every bottle of wine. it seemed like it was just going to be way too sweet. i went to my local wine store and asked for some alternative suggestions. i had already committed to a few bottles of resling to start with when the wine guy suggested i use 1 bottle of reisling to 1 bottle of vino verde. i did this and also used 4 OZ of conintreau and 2 OZ of brandy (this is a doubled recipe since i ended up using 2 bottles of wine at a time.) i found dole makes little cans of a pineapple/OJ mix (no added sugar) and i used 4 cans with 2 extra just in case because i was worried it might not be sweet enough. (but it was.) i cut up green apples (about 4) in little bite-sized chunks, oranges (about 4) - some sliced - some diced, sliced lemons (about 3) and pomegranate seeds (a package) which fell to the bottom but swirled around looking very pretty when served and the people who got the last few cups were very excited! i did this all 12 hours ahead, split into 2 pitchers with wrap over the tops. i then had a large punch bowl that i poured it all in to right before company arrived. then i skipped the straight sugar completely and instead added (right before serving with lots of ice) 2 25.4 fluid OZ bottles of italian lemonade soda. it was amazing. my red wine drinkers gluped it down and wanted more. i ran out. it was really light, refreshing and a big hit. enjoy!

265 out of 327 people found this helpful.

See all 19 reviews

  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Wine
  4. Food & Wine
  5. Sangria Recipes
  6. White Wine Sangria Recipes
  7. White Wine Sangria Recipe

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.