|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 44g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||20%|
|Total Sugars 32g|
|Vitamin C 113mg||564%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Sangria is a wine-based fruity drink that is perfect for large gatherings. It makes a great party punch because it's not too strong, is easy to prepare ahead of time, and can be made in a large volume. Sangria is mostly recognized as a red wine beverage, but white wine makes a fantastic version as well, bringing a lighter profile. Including peaches, strawberries, and lemonade enhances the fruity flavor of the white wine and transforms the bottle into the perfect punch for backyard barbecues and other summer parties. Adding a bit of ginger ale right before serving provides the perfect amount of fizz and sweetness.
The sangria benefits from sitting overnight in the fridge to allow the flavors to meld, so be sure to plan ahead. This recipe includes a full bottle of wine, enough to make an entire pitcher.
1 (750-mL) bottle white wine
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 orange, cut into wedges
1 lime, cut into wedges
1 peach, pitted and cut into wedges
1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup lemonade (or limeade)
1/2 cup sugar
3 ounces brandy (apricot, peach, or berry-flavored)
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple (diced, with juice), optional
2 cups ginger ale, chilled
Gather the ingredients.
Pour wine into a serving pitcher and squeeze juice from lemon, orange, and lime wedges into wine.
Add citrus fruit wedges (leaving out seeds, if possible) to serving pitcher.
Add peach wedges, sliced strawberries, lemonade or limeade, sugar, brandy, and pineapple and juice, if using.
Chill overnight to marry 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.
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 these versions:
- Just Peachy Sangria: This sangria uses fresh peaches and peach schnapps, living up to its name. If you can find fresh mango, that adds a sweet and tropical flair.
- New Zealander Sangria: This 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: The 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: This sangria gets an extra kick from vodka and incorporates grape juice, fresh apples, grapes, and pineapple in this tasty beverage.
What Kind of Wine Should I Use?
Any white wine will work in this recipe. Choose something that you enjoy drinking and will pair well with the sweet fruits. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Riesling are all excellent choices, as is Pinot Grigio, especially 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.