Sangria has a long and interesting dating back to the Middle Ages. It's likely that Sangria grew in popularity because at the time a fermented drink, like wine, was safer to drink than water and it was common to mix the wine with spices and herbs. The sangria version we drink today comes from Spain where it is more common to use red wine, but a white wine version offers a more refreshing summer drink. This easy white-wine sangria recipe has all of your favorite fruits (and if it doesn't, go ahead and add them!) and, to make things even better, they get soaked in Grand Marnier for a bit before going into the sangria pitcher. If you need us, we'll be by the pool sipping these with a red wine sangria in the other hand. 😉
Make it ahead of time.
Sangria gets better the longer it sits. Give the sangria time to chill in the fridge before serving and the flavors will meld together. the sangria will sweeter and more flavorful. Wait to top it off with seltzer until you're ready to serve.
Make it your own.
Sangria needs 5 things: Wine, liqueur, fruit, sweetener, and something bubbly.
Pick your favorite dry white wine. We like Rieslings, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, and Sauvignon Blanc.
An added liqueur isn't required, but highly advised. We like an orange liqueur like Grand Marnier or Cointreau. A brandy is also a nice addition.
Pick any and all of your favorite fruits! Apples, peaches, berries, mangoes, grapes. They all work!
Add a little sweetener to help balance they whole thing out. Our basic recipe includes sugar, but you could use honey, a fruit juice, or agave.
Top it all off with a bubbly drink. We like seltzer, but club soda, ginger ale, Sprite, or even Champagne are all great options!
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Editor's Note: The introduction to this recipe was updated on May 14, 2021 to include more information about the dish.
(750-ml.) bottle dry white wine, chilled
- In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, mango, peach, sugar, and Grand Marnier. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- To a large pitcher, add refrigerated fruit and apple, orange, and lime slices. Pour in white wine and seltzer, and stir to combine. Serve well chilled.
Nutrition (per serving): 183 calories, 1 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 21 g sugar, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 1 mg sodium