White Wine Sangria infused with fall fruits creates a beautiful presentation for holiday tables. Rosemary sprigs, crisp green apple slices, and fresh cranberries bring together all of the beauty of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This is a creative way to serve a large crowd for corporate events, holiday parties, and family gatherings. The light sparkling wine compliments a variety of ciders and juices, while the fresh fruits deepen the flavor and build a beautiful refreshment that will elevate your event with class.
Watch our video tutorial for how to build a White Wine Sangria
How long do you let Sangria soak?
Chop your fruit and add them to the wine, allowing it to soak and infuse for several hours. Wait to add any sparkling cider, sodas or sparkling wines until just before serving so as not to lose the carbonation. Sangrias are best served chilled, so place the pitcher in your fridge while the fruits infuse and marinate.
Do you serve Sangria in rimmed glasses?
We enjoy rimming the glasses with cinnamon sugar for a bit of extra flavor and sweet. This is an optional garnish but provides a burst of flavor and a beautiful flair.
Is red or white wine better for Sangria?
Red wine is traditionally used for Sangria, however, it is a heavier alcohol and will create a much stronger drink. White wines that are dry, crisp and more acidic make excellent Sangrias that are lighter and well suited for holidays, events and large gatherings.
Pino Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay are great choices for White Wine Sangrias.
How do you serve Sangria?
There are lots of options for presentation. Mason jars, stemmed wine glasses or even beautiful cut glass drinking glasses can all make appropriate vessels for this Sangria. If you use stemless glasses be sure to provide your guests with napkins as the glasses will sweat from the warmth of their hands.
Choose whatever style pitcher and glasses work best for your event.
What fruits do you add to Sangria?
Virtually any fruits can be used in Sangria. The choice of fruits comes down to flavor preference, visual presentation, and overall personal preference. We are sharing a list of of the most common fruits used in both wine wine and red wine Sangrias.
- Orange and lemon slices are popular for summertime sangrias
- Cherries, strawberries, blueberries and peaches
- Apples, pears and cranberries make beautiful presentations for winter sangrias
- Fresh rosemary, mint leaves and cinnamon sticks
- Pineapple, kiwi and lime can be used in tropical flavored sangrias
Ingredients For White Wine Sangria
- The best white wines for sangrias we have found are either a simple Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. They are both widely available, inexpensive and tasty.
- Any good quality sparkling cider like Martinelli’s will work well in this white wine sangria.
- Apples and pears are both popular for Christmas sangrias, they make a pretty presentation.
- Rosemary and cranberries make beautiful, festive additions to any Christmas Sangria.
White Wine Sangria Recipe
White wine Sangria with sparkling cider is a perfect light fall and winter alcoholic beverage. For this christmas sangria we add Fresh Rosemary sprigs and fresh cranberries.
- 750 ml Chardonnay wine (or Pinot Grigio)
- 750 ml Sparkling cider
- 1 Cup sliced apples (as desired)
- 1 Cup sliced pear (as desired)
- 4 sprigs rosemary
- 1 Cup fresh cranberries
- Chop the fruits as desired. Set aside.
- Pour the wine into a large pitcher
- Pour the sparlinkg cider over the wine.
- Add the fruits and rosemary sprigs as desired.
- Chill several hours to overnight to infuse the flavors.
- Serving suggestion:
- Coat the rim of the glasses with cinnamon sugar(see video to watch me coat the glasses)
- Serve in 8 oz. glasses-garnish as desired with fruits and rosemary.
This recipe makes about 6 -8 oz. cups WITHOUT added fruits. If you strain out the fruits you will get about 6 8 oz. cups of sangria. With added fruits in your serving glass this recipe can stretch to 8 or even more 8 oz. cups.
Serving Size8 oz.
Amount Per Serving Calories 199Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 0g
More holiday drinks
Try our winter mimosas for more ideas on fall and winter wine cocktails to serve at a holiday brunch or party. Cinnamon Pear Mimosa, White Rosemary Mimosa, and white Cranberry Mimosa all make fantastic holiday event refreshments.
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