September 2, 2022| By

White Wine Sangria

Prep Time: 5 mins
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This white wine sangria recipe is both delicious and easy to make. It consists of a dry sauvignon blanc, apple cider, fresh figs, apples, blueberries, a little ginger and rosemary, and is topped with ginger beer for a nice kick of spice.

Looking for more sangria recipes? Try this Sparkling Bourbon Sangria.

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Everyone loves a glass of traditional white sangria during the summer months, it's the perfect drink. But what about that time during the end of summer where it's almost Fall but still warm ... but you can go to Starbucks and get your pumpkin spice latte?

Well, this sangria recipe is the answer. September is California Wine Month, in celebration of harvest season! You could plan a trip to wine country (which is practically the whole Golden State!), but it's easy to celebrate wherever you are! Just pick up a bottle or two at the store, place an order from your favorite California winery, and maybe even try a new wine or a wine cocktail that sounds delicious.

It combines the best of summer cocktails with whispers of Fall. This white wine sangria is made with California Sauvignon Blanc, apple cider, figs, apples, blueberries, ginger, rosemary and ginger beer for a nice kick of spice.

Once you've made a batch of my white wine sangria, you can try the California 75 cocktail or check out these wine + food pairings from CA GROWN!

Best part? It's the perfect cocktail for a hot summer day but can also be enjoyed all Fall long.

Grab a large pitcher and let's make this delicious white wine sangria!

This blog post and recipe were made in partnership with California Grown! My thoughts and opinions are genuine always. Thanks for your continued support!

Ingredients

two glasses of white wine sangria garnished with fresh herbs, figs, and apples.
  • Dry white wine: I used California Sauvignon Blanc from California (it's my favorite white wine and hence the best white wine in my opinion). It's a crisp white wine that is so delicious this time of year. Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris also works here!
  • Apple Cider: the apple cider with the dry white wine go together like peanut butter and jelly.
  • Fruit: California figs are so sweet and juicy this time of the year, so I had to incorporate them into this white wine sangria recipe. I also used sliced apples and blueberries to go with the apple cider and blueberries add nice fruity flavors.
  • Fresh grated Ginger: I love the flavor that ginger adds to this white sangria recipe. It's spicy but smooth - absolutely essential!
  • Rosemary: the herby flavor of rosemary adds a subtle complexity to the sangria, it's that "je ne sais quoi". It's just enough to taste but not so much that it's overpowering. Don't skip this one, trust me!
  • Ginger Beer: for an extra kick of gingery spiced flavor and a touch of bubbles! This ingredient make this such a refreshing cocktail.

Tips and Substitutions

  • If you prefer a sweeter tasting sangria, try using a sweet white wine such as Riesling or a dessert wine like Moscato. If it's still not sweet enough, add simple syrup or maple syrup.
  • Can't find ginger beer, you can use ginger ale instead. You can also use club soda but keep in mind you won't get that kick of spicy ginger flavor.
  • Feel free to experiment with a variety of fruits. You can use fresh fruit or canned fruit for this recipe (don't you just love versatility?) As the fruit soaks, it absorbs the alcohol, turning them into boozy fruit that are so delicious!
  • Let the sangria sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to serving! Optimal time would be 4 hours up to overnight. The longer it sits, the more time the flavors of the fruit are released into the wine.

How to make White Sangria

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  • Combine a bottle of wine and apple cider in a large pitcher. Then add sliced figs, blueberries, sliced apples, rosemary, and freshly grated ginger. Stir together and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, optimally 4 hours to overnight.
  • Just before serving, pour ginger beer on top.
  • Pour yourself a glass of this bubbly drink and enjoy!

What to Eat with Sangria

This sangria recipe in particular pairs exceptionally well with seafood dishes like mushroom risotto with scallops. Since this recipe makes enough sangria for a crowd, I also recommend try it with my Seafood Boil - a glass of sangria with this recipe is the ideal drink.

It's also amazing recipe with charcuterie - if you don't know how to make a charcuterie board, check out my how-to guide in my summer charcuterie board post. Lastly, my baked brie with jam recipe would be a great pairing as well!

two glasses of wine on a serving board.

Recipe FAQS

What is the best white wine for sangria?

Dry white wines such as sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio are ideal for sangria. Because the fruits and juices make the sangria sweeter, a dry white wine helps to balance out the flavors.

How long do you let sangria soak?

I typically make sangria the day before serving. You should let the sangria soak for at least 3o minutes, however, 4 hours to overnight is optimal.

What is traditional sangria made of?

The first sangria was likely a red wine sangria. It consisted of red wine, citrus fruits, herbs, spices, and water.

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two glasses of sangria garnished with fresh herbs, figs, and apples.

White Wine Sangria

This white wine sangria is Sauvignon blanc, apple cider, figs, apples, blueberries, ginger, rosemary and ginger beer for a nice kick of spice.
Serving: 8
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooling Time 25 mins
Calories: 209kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pitcher
  • White Wine Glasses

Ingredients

  • 750 ml Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3 cups Apple Cider
  • 2 Apples , sliced
  • 2 cups Figs , cut in half
  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger , grated
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary
  • 7.5 oz Ginger Beer (1 can)

Directions

  • Combine wine and apple cider in a large pitcher. Then add sliced applies, figs, blueberries, rosemary, and freshly grated ginger. Stir together and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, optimally 4 hours to overnight.
  • Just before serving, pour ginger beer on top and stir. Enjoy!

Notes

Tips and Substitutions
  • If you prefer a sweeter tasting sangria, try using a sweet white wine such as Riesling or a dessert wine like Moscato. If it's still not sweet enough, add simple syrup or maple syrup.
  • Can't find ginger beer, you can use ginger ale instead. You can also use club soda but keep in mind you won't get that kick of spicy ginger flavor.
  • Feel free to experiment with a variety of fruits. You can use fresh fruit or canned fruit for this recipe (don't you just love versatility?) As the fruit soaks, it absorbs the alcohol, turning them into boozy fruit that are so delicious!
  • Let the sangria sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to serving! Optimal time would be 4 hours up to overnight. The longer it sits, the more time the flavors of the fruit are released into the wine.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish, Spanish Inspired

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