White sangria is a refreshing, sweet alcoholic drink recipe typical of Catalonia, a white version of the classic Spanish sangria. Also known as sangria blanca, it's a delicious, light cocktail enriched with fruit. Enjoy in summer for a brunch, potluck or barbecue.
The main ingredient is white wine instead of red one, then it's enriched with alcohol such as vodka and seasonal fruit such as peach, or berries, in addition to lemon and orange. Top it off with club soda to make it a little bit crisp and bubbly.
Don't worry about the alcohol content, white sangria is perfect to enjoy even during the day since it tends to range between 5 and 10 percent ABV – can you believe that a glass of wine is more alcoholic?
So, let's see how to make a sweet, delicious white sangria to serve cold during summer hot days.
When you make white sangria, you need few simple ingredients.
White wine – the best option is to use a dry, crisp white wine such as Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc. If you're looking for a sweeter, sparkling wine, you can also use prosecco, champagne, or a fruity white wine.
Fruit – use seasonal fruit such as peaches. Add oranges, lemon and lime too.
Sugar – use granulated sugar.
Alcohol – you can use your favorite one. The best options are vodka and brandy.
Club soda – top your white sangria with club soda to make it crisp and bubbly.
To make the white sangria you can use your favorite seasonal fruit. Some good options are berries, papaya, mango, watermelon, apricots, strawberries.
For a sweeter white sangria, replace club soda with ginger ale.
Choose organic fruit, as it will be used with all the peel.
Sangria should be enjoyed very cold, you can add ice cubes to the glasses before serving.
You can keep the white sangria in the fridge for a maximum of 3 days covered with cling film.
Cut lemon, lime and oranges in wedges, then squeeze and strain the the juice into a pitcher. Add the wedges too.
Pit and slice the peaches too.
Pour in the white wine, vodka or brandy, peaches and the sugar, then stir until it melts. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours so that the flavor of the fruit is absorbed.
When you serve, fill 3/4 of a glass with white sangria, then top with club soda or ginger ale. Serve cold and enjoy!