This White Wine Sangria recipe is a beautiful blend of refreshing and fruity but not too sweet. It is the perfect addition to your next picnic, party, or gathering that your guests will rave about.
Sangria is typically made with wine, fruit, and an optional spirit, with a long list of variations of flavors using those key ingredients. White wine, citrus vodka, orange liqueur, and a variety of fruits make up this delicious and simple white sangria drink. Easy to make the day before an event or gathering, it is ready to serve and enjoy by both you and your guests. Want to make sangria with a tropical spin? Try this Tropical Margarita Sangria recipe!
White Sangria Ingredients
One of the best things about sangria is the ability to tweak the flavor to your taste. If you like really sweet wine, you can make sangria with it. Prefer more dry and refreshing notes? There’s a sangria for that. Here is what you need for this simple white wine sangria recipe, including what fruit goes in sangria:
- White wine. Pinot Grigio is my favorite for this recipe. See more on my recommendations below.
- Fruit. We love the flavors that sliced orange, lemon, strawberries, and raspberries add to this recipe.
- Citrus vodka. Look for a citron vodka.
- Orange liqueur. Cointreau or Grand Marnier are good quality orange liqueurs. Triple sec is a lower-level orange liqueur but would work fine for this recipe since a low concentration is needed compared to other ingredients.
- Simple syrup. This ingredient is optional and only needed if this sangria isn’t sweet enough for your liking without it. Before adding the simple syrup taste the drink, and then if you decide it is not sweet enough add simple syrup until desired sweetness.
Best White Wine for Sangria
For a white wine sangria recipe, it is important to use a wine that you like and enjoy the flavor of. A Pinot Grigio is a great choice that isn’t too sweet. Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are good options as well, Moscato will yield a sweeter sangria.
How to Make Simple Syrup
How to Make White Sangria
Here is a brief overview of how to make white sangria. For the full instructions and measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Add your wine, citrus vodka, and orange liqueur to a pitcher and stir.
- Add the orange slices, lemon slices, sliced strawberries, and raspberries to the pitcher.
- Chill in the refrigerator.
- Serve and enjoy!
Serving and Storage
Serve your white wine sangria in wine glasses or glass tumblers after it has been refrigerated for at least an hour (or overnight). While it doesn’t have to sit overnight, this allows the flavors to meld beautifully and for the sangria to be chilled for serving. Garnish with leftover fruit. It is best enjoyed fresh but will last up to three days in the refrigerator.
Sangria is a wine-based drink that isn’t wine itself, but contains wine.
The options are about endless! Depending on the type of wine you are using and the flavor you are going for, apples, peaches, citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, and berries can all be used to make sangria.
No, but it does allow the flavors to merge together if it sits for at least a few hours.
Yes! Frozen berries are a great option for making sangria.
Other Sangria Recipes
We have a variety of sangria recipes that are tried and true crowd pleasers. Here are a few favorites:
- Red Sangria is a simple classic sangria recipe.
- The delightful Strawberry Margarita Sangria carries the kick of a margarita we all know and love, along with the sweetness of fresh strawberries and the tartness of white wine.
- The perfect brunch feature is our Mimosa Sangria, a refreshing combination of two classic brunch favorites.
When you try this recipe or any of my others, leave a review and let me know what you think!
- 750 ml Pinot Grigio (or any white wine you enjoy)
- 1/2 cup citrus vodka
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup simple syrup (optional, see note)
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- 1 cup rasberries
- Pour all the liquid ingredients into a pitcher and mix together.
- Add the fruit.
- Let chill in the refrigerator for an hour or up to 10 hours.
- Serve cold and enjoy!