Sangria is a wine-based fruity punch that is perfect for large gatherings. It's made by the pitcher since the recipe includes a full bottle of wine. While red wine is common for sangria, white wine makes a fantastic base as well. Sangrias make great party punches because they are not too strong, are easy to prepare ahead of time, and can be made in large volumes. A white wine sangria brings a lighter profile to the punch and is a good alternative to a red wine drink. The fruity flavor of the white wine is enhanced by the ingredients in this recipe. Including peaches, strawberries, and lemonade transform a bottle of white wine into the perfect punch for backyard barbecues and other summer parties.
- 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine
- 1 lemon (cut into wedges)
- 1 orange (cut into wedges)
- 1 lime (cut into wedges)
- 1 peach (cut into wedges)
- 1 cup strawberries (sliced)
- 1/2 cup lemonade (or limeade)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 ounces brandy (apricot, peach, or berry-flavored)
- Optional: 1 (8 oz.) can pineapple (diced, with juice)
- 2 cups ginger ale (chilled)
- Pour wine into a serving pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange, and lime into the wine.
- Add the citrus fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) into the serving pitcher.
- Add the peach, strawberries, lemonade or limeade, sugar, brandy, and optional pineapple into the pitcher.
- Chill overnight to marry the flavors.
- Add ginger ale and ice just before serving.
If you are short on time or would like to serve this sangria right away, use chilled white wine and serve the sangria over lots of ice.
Choose Your Wine
Any white wine will work in this recipe. Choose something that you enjoy drinking and will pair well with the sweet fruits in the recipe. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Riesling are all excellent choices. Another option is Pinot Grigio since it's easy to find and offers a great variety of labels to choose from. If you're in the mood for something a little more unusual, hunt down a bottle of Albarino, Gewurztraminer, or Viognier.
More White Wine Sangrias
If you're used to red wine sangrias, you'll be delighted by the new taste that white wine brings to this popular punch. Consider this recipe the first step in exploring white wine sangria. There are many ways to put a twist on a lighter sangria. Try some of the following recipes:
- Just peachy sangria uses fresh peaches and peach schnapps, living up to its name. If you can find fresh mango, that adds a sweet and exotic flair.
- New Zealander sangria is light and refreshing. It's a simple recipe since wine is the only alcohol, but its flavor is enhanced with kiwi and tangerine.
- Passionfruit sangria includes the tropical fruit in juice form, so it can be made year-round. The recipe also uses brandy, kiwi, and pineapple.
- White lightning sangria gets an extra kick from vodka and incorporates grape juice, fresh apples, grapes, and pineapple in this tasty beverage.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|