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Best White Sangria Recipe

This white sangria recipe was a labor of love. I hope you love it as much as I do!!

Best White Sangria Recipe

White sangria is my new favorite summer drink! I’ve been experimenting for several days to try to find the best white sangria recipe, and one that tastes just like the one at my favorite restaurant. I never cared much for red sangria, but when I discovered the white variety . . . oh boy!

I discovered in my white sangria recipe “research” (ahem) that there are a gazillion different ways to make a sangria.

How to Make the BEST White Sangria Recipe

The basic components of sangria are fruit, wine, and a liqueur. Some add fruit juice or club soda, and most add a sweetener. The key is to let it sit for several hours so the flavors blend together. A white sangria recipe uses . . . wait for it . . . white wine! Red sangria uses red.

pitcher of white sangria

I used sauvignon blanc for the wine because that’s what I usually have in the house. You could also try Pinot Grigio. Sangria recipes usually call for brandy or cognac. I went ahead and bought cognac, and I also added some Triple Sec. I liked that better than straight orange juice — I tried it both ways.

For the best white sangria recipe you’ve ever had, gather an assortment of your favorite summer fruits, slice them and place them in a pretty pitcher. I used a lime, a lemon, half an orange, a plum, a peach, an apricot and a handful of cherries.

Cover them with the wine, your liqueur of choice, and MY SUPER SPECIAL SECRET INGREDIENT, mint-infused simple syrup. I already keep this on hand for my famous mojito recipe, and when I finally decided to try it in my white sangria, that’s when it all came together! I use 3/4 cup of the simple syrup to achieve my desired sweetness. If you don’t like sweet drinks, you may want to try it with less first. You can always add more.

Garnish with fresh mint and a slice of lime, and then tell me if this isn’t the best sangria you’ve ever tasted!

The Best White Sangria Recipe
Recipe Type: Drink
Cuisine: Spanish
Author: Jo-Lynne Shane
  • assorted fruits, sliced (I used a lime, a lemon, half an orange, a plum, a peach and a handful of cherries)
  • 1 bottle sauvignon blanc
  • 1/4 cup triple sec (or cointreau)
  • 1/2 cup cognac (or brandy)
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
  • mint leaves for garnish
  • Mint Infused Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • a handful of mint leaves
Make the Simple Syrup a few hours before you want to enjoy your sangria.
  1. Mix 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a saucepan and heat until boiling. Stir until the sugar dissolves (about a minute). Turn off the heat.
  2. Toss in a handfull of mint leaves and let it steep (just sit there off the heat) for an hour or so. Strain out the leaves and store in the fridge till you’re ready to use it. YOU WILL NOT USE THIS ENTIRE AMOUNT in the Sangria Recipe. Save the leftover simple syrup for next time. It stores for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
White Sangria
  1. Slice fruit and place in a pitcher.
  2. Cover with wine, brandy, triple sec, and 3/4 cup simple syrup; stir.
  3. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  4. Fill glasses with ice, give the sangria a stir and pour.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime or orange and a sprig of fresh mint.

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33 thoughts on “Best White Sangria Recipe

  1. Sounds good. I usually drink red all the time, but red sangria can often be too sweet for me. This sounds just right!

    1. It’s actually best when made ahead… so I like to make it around lunchtime (I can taste test then without feeling like a floozy, lol) and then refrigerate it till Happy Hour!

          1. Great. I pitted them and I think they made the drink progressively sweeter the longer it sat. I’ll leave them whole next time. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  2. If I make it this the night before, is that too long for this to sit? I plan on serving it the next day for lunch. Thank you.

    1. Ummm…. good question, lol. It makes a pitcher. I’m thinking 6 or 8 drinks? It all depends on how much ice you add, I guess. Sorry I don’t have a more exact answer.

  3. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks and it looks like you’ve created a wonderful white one! I typically go for red sangria but I agree that a white one is perfect for the summer. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Just a word of warning to anyone who, like me, skims recipes. I read the simple syrup part at the top in the ingredients list and dumped the entire amount of simple syrup (1c water, 1c sugar) into the pitcher. This is of course not right, as if you read to the bottom, you’ll see a note to add only 3/4 of the simple syrup. Now I’ll know for next time.

  5. Hi Jo-Lynne, I am putting together a Summer Cocktail post from links submitted to Friday Favorites. I am featuring your Best White Sangria Recipe …with credit to you of course. I hope you do not mind…Please let me know if do not want me to use it. Thank you again for sharing at Friday Favorites Link Party! Hugs-Christine

  6. Hi, I made the white sangria for Easter brunch adding strawberries, a lemon and an apple. It was a big hit and not too sweet with 3/4 cups of the syrup. I used two bottles of Pinot Grigio and 3/4 cups of brandy which fit in my tall pitcher. Thanks for the recipe, the minty syrup made it unique.

  7. I made this recipe (two times over) for a 4th of July party and not only was it well loved, there were lots of folks looking for your recipe. Thank you for sharing it, it was delicious!

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