This white sangria recipe was a labor of love. I hope you love it as much as I do!!
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.
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!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Slice fruit and place in a pitcher.
- Cover with wine, brandy, triple sec, and 3/4 cup simple syrup; stir.
- Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
- Fill glasses with ice, give the sangria a stir and pour.
- 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”
Looks delicious and refreshing! Pass me a glass!!
Sounds good. I usually drink red all the time, but red sangria can often be too sweet for me. This sounds just right!
It is too early in the day for me to drink this, but it looks so good. Maybe I can just make it and sip it just to make sure I have it right for later tonight!
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!
I made this today and it was sooo delicious! Do you normally leave the cherries whole or do you pit them?
I left them whole.
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!
Go to know- thanks Carol!
oh how i love the idea of a white sangria!
This looks absolutely delicious! I love white wine especially in the summer months and will have to try this out. I’ve always been iffy about red sangria as well!
Oh I am so happy to see that this post is up! I have a good red wine recipe, and am very glad that you have a white one……….and did all the research too 🙂
I’m sooooooo going to make a pitcher of this for friends this weekend. It seems like the perfect summer drink!
That looks so delicious!
Hi, how long will the mint infused syrup last in the fridge for?
It lasts several weeks, no problem!
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.
I’m honestly not sure…. I don’t think I’d let it set that long, but I could be wrong. I’d try to make it the morning of the event.
Just wanted to see how many servings this makes? Thanks so much!
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.
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!
I love white sangria, although I don’t use a cognac, the mint simple syrup with the wine and fruit sound delish!!! Thanks for the simple syrup recipe.
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.
Oh, no!!! Reading the entire recipe first is always a good idea, but I will definitely add a note so that doesn’t happen to anyone else.
This looks and sounds delish!! Can’t wait to try it 😉 Found you linked up at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
Thanks, Fotini! I hope you love it!
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
what size bottle of wine do you use
I used the 750 ML size.
What kind of Cognac did you use? This recipe looks amazing!
I’m sorry, I’m not sure. I’m not a big connoisseur, and I’ve since run out. Sorry I’m not more help. 🙂
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.
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!
SO glad it was a hit! I need to make that again. It’s been a while. 🙂