During the warm spring and summer months, I really enjoy drinking white wine. Chardonnay is my favorite white wine or a white wine blend. It’s perfect when we’re grilling or spending the evening outdoors. From time to time, I enjoy drinking white wine while I cook too. We recently had a bottle of white wine and started thinking about what else we could do with it. That’s been the basis of a lot of our cocktail recipes lately. With a little thought we realized we had enough to make our very own white wine sangria.
Brandon grabbed a few fresh oranges from our fruit trees and cut-up several other fruits. We keep fresh mint on hand for drinks like Moscow mules and figured it would be a nice garnish for the sangria. While we were prepping the fruit and mugs, the wine was also chilling too. To avoid having to add ice, be sure to chill your wine at least an hour in advance. Place your wine in the freezer to speed up the process.
What I love most about this drink is how simple it is to make. There is no way you can mess it up. At the last minute, I decided to add apples to the pitcher because I had some extras that needed to be used. No problem because apples are completely acceptable in sangria. So be sure to make this your own specialty by adding in either what you have on hand or with what fruits you love the most.
Additionally, this white wine sangria is way better than just white wine. It’s a refreshing blend of your favorite fruits and wine, muddled all together. If you enjoy red wine sangria, then you’ll really enjoy the white wine version. It’s a little lighter and much more refreshing. And it’s okay if you need to throw in a cube or two of ice to perfectly chill it. We ended up doing that.
White Wine Sangria
This white wine sangria is perfect for year round festivities including game day, taco night, or just because. You never need a reason to enjoy white wine sangria. It's light, refreshing, and sure to impress guests.
- 1 750 ml Chardonnay Be sure to chill beforehand.
- 4 ounces Triple Sec
- 6 Ounces Ginger beer
- 1 1/2 cup Orange slices
- 1 1/2 cup Lemon slices
- 1 1/2 cup Lime slices
- 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1 Cup Apple slices
Combine all ingredients in large pitcher. Squeeze excess fruit juice into pitcher. Mix. Pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint.
So there you have it…white wine sangria. You’ll find it will pair well with the same foods that go well with white wine. One of my favorite foods to enjoy with white wine is seafood. Now I can’t wait to try this sangria with boiled seafood! Maybe tonight? We shall see.