Recipe of White Sangria Cocktail

Sangria is a delicious, fruit-based wine punch which is particularly popular in Argentina, Spain and Portugal. Derived from the Spanish word “sangre”, meaning “blood”, the beverage is traditionally made with red wine, fresh chopped seasonal fruits (like oranges, lemons, limes, apples, peaches, melons, berries, and pineapples), and a small amount of brandy, or citrus flavored soda. It is easy to make, easy to knock back, and a big hit at summer get-togethers.

While Spain is heralded as the birthplace of the sangria, many other cultures and countries across the globe have adapted the recipe to create all sorts of different versions of the drink. Red wine is the base of a traditional sangria, but a white version, called “sangria blanca”, can also be made by using white wine instead of red. Regardless of the colour, the beverage is incredibly refreshing, and easy to drink with a wide variety of foods.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serving size: Serves 10 persons
Utensils: Large pitcher/punch bowl



– 750ml chilled dry white wine
– 4 cups/1 litre chilled fresh apple juice
– 1/4 cup/60 ml brandy
– 1 red apple
– 1 orange
– Ice cubes
– Lemon wedges for garnish (optional)


  • 1

    To begin, start by preparing the fruit you will be putting into the white sangria. Wash both the apple and orange thoroughly, as you will not be peeling them. Then, halve and core the apple, and slice it thinly crossways. Halve the orange lengthways, and then proceed to slice it thinly crossways too.

  • 2

    Next, pour the white wine out into the pitcher. Do not buy a cheap wine and depend on the flavours of the fruit or the ice cubes to mask the fact that you did not bother to spend much. Since you are putting in the effort to make the drink, and obviously intend to enjoy it, make sure you buy a bottle of good quality white wine.

  • 3

    Then, add the apple juice, brandy, apple, and orange into the pitcher/bowl of white wine, and stir it to mix it all up – this should make around 2.5 litres of sangria. Slide it into the refrigerator to chill – however, if you do not have enough time to chill the sangria thoroughly, you can simply put it in a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes, and give it a couple of shakes.

  • 4

    Once the drink is nice and cold, pour it out into individual bar glasses of your choice, and serve immediately with an additional lemon or orange wedge as a garnish.

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