My White Sangria recipe is made with a sauvignon blanc, mangos, raspberries, blood oranges, and plums. Cold and refreshing, this fruity cocktail is one of my favorite summer thirst quenchers with just the right amount of fizz from the Topo Chico mineral water and a nice orange kick from the Grand Marnier.
Sangria is traditionally made with red wine, the original Sangria recipes originating in Portugal and Spain. This wine-based fruit punch is made using local fruits and berries and the recipes vary from region to region and from season to season.
Ingredients in White Sangria
- Wine: A fruity red is a traditional wine used in making Sangria, however, I love to use whites, roses, and sparkling wines as well.
- Brandy: Brandy is often used to increase the alcohol content of the Sangria. I like Grand Marnier, a sweetened Cognac brandy distilled with bitter oranges.
- Fruit and Berries: Oranges and lemons are a must, in my opinion, I used blood oranges because they have a hint of raspberry to them, but any orange will work. Any fresh, in-season fruits and/or berries are an excellent addition. Raspberries and mangos are particularly good in a White Sangria with Grand Marnier.
- Sparkling Water: I use Topo Chico sparkling mineral water to top off my Sangria. It’s the closest locally sourced sparkling water to me.
- Sweetener: Optional, depending on how sweet your wine is, you may not want any additional sweetener. Agave nectar is good as well as a just a plain simple syrup.
Here is my recipe for White Sangria with Grand Marnier and Topo Chico
White Sangria with Grand Marnier and Topo Chico
- 1 750ml Bottle White Wine I used a sauvignon blanc
- 2 Ounces Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur
- 2 Ounces Simple Syrup Amount of sweetener varies depending on the wine
- 1 Mango 1/2-inch dice
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Raspberries
- 1 Orange Sliced
- 1 Lemon Sliced
- 1 Plum Sliced
- Sparkling Water I used Topo Chico
- Mint Leaves
- Add all the ingredients to a pitcher or carafe and let steep for several hours in the refrigerator
- Add some of the diced fruit and berries to a glass, pour sangria over the fruit and top off with sparkling water. (ice is optional)