The New Zealander Sangria Recipe

White sangria in a carafe
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 1 1/2 quarts
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
435 Calories
1g Fat
80g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 435
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 54g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 201mg 1,006%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2mg 14%
Potassium 911mg 19%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This knock-out Sangria recipe, originating from the islands Down Under, is made with a refreshing fruit mixture of kiwis, tangerines, and lemons. A bottle of white wine and ginger ale or club soda, if you prefer, are the base ingredients of this delicious drink. Whip up a batch in mere minutes, as this fruit-based wine beverage is a delicious punch for summer parties and events or for sipping on a summer evening. If you're planning for a party, make this up ahead of time, scale the recipe up to cover the number of people you're serving, and chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Sangria originated in Spain and Portugal and is prepared with red or white wine. It usually has chunks of fruit, wine, and a mixer. You can get bottled sangrias from the grocery store, but it is also easy to make your own concoction at home. The best part of making it yourself: is you can add or delete ingredients as you perfect your version of homemade sangria.  

White sangria pairs up well with a number of cheeses: including Brie, Gouda, Asiago, and goat cheese. Enjoy it with a white creamy sauced pasta dish, seafood including lobster or scallops, or enchiladas.


  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle white wine

  • 1 tangerine, peeled and sliced

  • 3 to 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced

  • 1 lemon, peeled and sliced

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 2 cups ginger ale, or club soda

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour wine into the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon into the wine.

  3. Toss in the sliced kiwi, tangerine, and lemon and add sugar. Chill overnight.

  4. 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.


  • This makes up enough for 4 servings, scale it up as needed, and make it up the night before, keeping it cold in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • For the white wine, consider a New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
  • New Zealand wineries to try: Villa Maria Estate, Spy Valley Wines, Craggy Range Winery, Stoneleigh, Forrest Estate, and Nautilus Estate.

Recipe Variation

  • Use lime in place of the lemon.
  • Try using sliced mango, peach, or strawberries.

How to Store

  • Store leftover sangria in the refrigerator for one to two days. Since it does contain fresh fruit, it's best when enjoyed within the first 24 hours.