This easy white wine sangria recipe is made with peaches and pineapple, making it a refreshing summer cocktail. Make a pitcher of this white wine sangria to share at your next summer party or to invite neighbors over to sip a glass on the front porch.
Friends, I’ve been a fan of white wine sangria for a long long time. It’s one of my favorite summer cocktails! I love making a pitcher before big summer parties or even in the middle of the week so I can tempt my neighbors with a glass on hot summer evenings. Here I’m sharing my favorite white wine sangria recipe!
I’ve always been personally partial to a good white sangria recipe over red and this one lives up to my own hype. It’s fruity and tropical, not overly boozy, and perfect for soaking up those long summer days. I make this white wine sangria with loads of fresh pineapple and peaches which make for a nice little treat at the bottom of the glass, too!
Ingredients in White Wine Sangria
This white wine sangria recipe is made with just five ingredients and can be made in 15 minutes or less! Substitute or add additional fruits to create your own flavor combination. See below for suggested variations!
- Dry white wine – I prefer to make my white wine sangria with a dry, crisp white wine. I usually opt for sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio.
- Peaches – Fresh, chopped peaches cut into approximately 1/2″ chunks is the ideal size for this sangria
- Pineapple – I cut pineapple to roughly the same size as the peaches, or buy pre-cut pineapple and cut it down to size.
- Pineapple juice – Pineapple juice adds a bright, tropical flavor to this white wine sangria.
- Triple sec – Triple sec or an orange liqueur such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier are the final ingredient, adding balance to the other fruit flavors.
How to Make White Wine Sangria:
- Begin by chopping peaches and pineapple and adding them to the bottom of a large pitcher or drink dispenser
- Add pineapple juice, triple sec and white wine
- Mix well to combine
- Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours before serving so the flavors can meld together
- Serve in cute glasses with colorful straws
What Kind of Wine to Use for White Wine Sangria
As noted above, for a white wine sangria recipe I always default to using sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio, or something similarly crisp and dry. I like something light, refreshing but not sweet since the fruit and the pineapple juice here pack enough sugar on their own. You don’t need a super expensive bottle of winesince we’re mixing in all the other flavors and either way it ends up insanely delicious.
How to Serve White Wine Sangria
A good rule of thumb for any sangria recipe is to mix it up the night before and let it refrigerate and muddle together for several hours before serving the next day. That said, you can make it a couple hours in advance and it will still be seriously yummy. As the pitcher gets lower through the evening, you can top it off with more wine and keep the party going all night!
I often serve additional fresh fruit on the side so friends can scoop peaches and pineapple into their glass then top it with sangria. When properly chilled before serving sangria does not generally need to be poured over ice, but ice is never a bad idea on a particularly hot summer day!
White Wine Sangria Variations
Consider these variations when making your white wine sangria to make it your own or to change up the flavor profile to suit the season and your personal palate!
- Add strawberries! Strawberries naturally balance well with both peaches and pineapple so they’d be great in this white sangria.
- Fresh herbs like basil or mint would add a refreshing twist!
- Substitute brandy for the triple sec for a richer flavor profile for fall or winter
- Skip the pineapple and add fresh local apples when they’re in season
- Add slices of fresh lemons and limes for a bright citrus flavor
- Leave out the pineapple and add cantaloupe instead for a lighter melon vibe
Try These Other Great Sangria Recipes:
- Kiwi lime mint sangria
- Sparkling apple rosé sangria
- Sparkling summer solstice sangria with raspberries
- Caramel apple sangria
- Campari sangria
- Traditional white sangria