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The Best White Sangria Recipe To Cool Down A Summer Day

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Glass of our best white sangria recipe with some viola flowers garnishing it with a pear and pitcher in the background

White Sangria is a softer, delicious, and slightly more delicate spin on the traditional Sangria that calls for red wine. The recipe being shared today is a great White Sangria that is easy and delicious. We are starting to publish several Sangria recipes in our series and while we used Merlot in our traditional Sangria recipe, we are going to change it up a bit and give you the best White Sangria recipe we can make. Go straight to the White Sangria recipe.

General Note on Sangria

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Sangria is such a forgiving drink. It allows for so many combinations, flavors, and variations that let every maker customize their drink. One of the beauties of being a Sangria maker is that you don’t need special equipment or anything really fancy to be a Sangria pro. It is a drink that is MADE to be experimented with. So, if you are thinking about buying a bottle of sangria somewhere, just reconsider and try one of these recipes.

I think that one of the special things about Sangria, when you get it in its homeland (Spain), is that many places make their own. Places often have their own recipes and make Sangria right on site. So, a person could move from bar to bar, getting each places tapas and sampling a variety of Sangria. One of my favorite memories of Spain (specifically the old section of Seville) was doing just that.

Why Use White Wine for Sangria?

There could be any number of reasons to make Sangria from white wine instead of the more popular red. It could be you want a bit of a softer flavor. You could just like white wine better. It might be that you happen to have a bottle of white that you want to use up. Maybe ‘just because’ is a good answer as well. Our best white sangria recipe is just as good as the red version we recently made. Experiment and make YOUR sangria your own.

Does the Quality of the White Wine Matter?

I suppose it can, but don’t be too concerned about it. You don’t want to be serving up vinegar, but keep that $30 bottle on your shelf. We are already doctoring this wine up and we tend to use whatever is available. For our best white Sangria recipe, we settled on a bottle of inexpensive Pinot Grigio as bringing the best flavor to the table.

Bottle of Pinot Grigio that I used in this white sangria recipe

What If You Don’t Have The Fruit From my Recipe?

Try others. I made several versions of this best white sangria, but the recipe I decided to be superior had lemon, pear, and mango. This does not mean that you can’t try other combinations or substitute other fruits. In fact, I say make this one for reference and then explore your little heart out on the different possibilities that you like better. One fruit I didn’t try, as it isn’t quite in season here, is watermelon. I think that might make for an interesting drink, assuming the fruit structurally holds up in the drink.

pitcher with pear, lemon, mango, sugar, and brandy in it just waiting for wine to be the final Sangria ingredient

How to Clean a Mango

I defer to Clean and Delicious for Mango Cleaning:

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overhead shot of the best white sangria recipe. There is a purple and white viola garnishing this sangria.

Products Used For This Recipe

  1. Wustoff Knife Set
  2. Stemless Wine Glasses
  3. Glass Pitcher

The Best White Sangria Recipe

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Glass of our best white sangria recipe with some viola flowers garnishing it with a pear and pitcher in the background

The Best White Sangria Recipe To Cool Down A Summer Day

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Steep
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description

This is the Best White Sangria Recipe that has ever found it’s way to our refrigerator and now it can be the same for yours. This is a simple and easy sangria recipe that you can make today.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 mango, cleaned and loosely chopped
  • 1 lemon, loosely chopped
  • 1 pear, cored and chopped
  • 750 ml Pinot Grigio

Instructions

  1. Add Sugar and Brandy to pitcher.
  2. Stir
  3. Add Mango, pear, and lemon to pitcher and stir. Don’t be afraid to beat up that fruit a little bit.
  4. Add Wine to pitcher and stir
  5. Allow to sit in fridge for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours.

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1 Comment

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    Christine
    June 10, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I’ve never tried a white sangria but I have to say that this looks pretty refreshing – Saving this recipe for those hot summer days!

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