A non-alcoholic sangria is the perfect summer drink already. Make it a white sangria, and suddenly those baby shower mocktails hit differently. You’ll worry less about spillage, too. Keep your next party pleased as punch with this refreshing, fruity mocktail.
The History of Sangrias
Sangrias date back to the 18th century. They were the punch of choice in Spain and Portugal. In modern Spain, it’s more of a party drink than a dinner beverage. That didn’t stop it from becoming one of the U.S.’s most popular summer (or anytime) drinks.
Most traditional Spanish recipes call for red wine as a base for the sangria. White wine sangrias came onto the scene when English and French added their twist to the classic.
Is white sangria alcoholic? Traditional white sangria is alcoholic. Most white sangria cocktail recipes call for white wine, a sparkling wine like cava or prosecco, and a liquor component. Peach Schnapps, Grand Marnier orange liqueur, or Cointreau triple-sec are all popular additions.
What white wines are best for sangria? A dry white wine like pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc works best, but an off-dry chardonnay or riesling would blend fine. Wines like Moscato may add too much sweetness.
A white sangria goes well with seafood dishes. If you’re planning this mocktail version for brunch or an app-heavy sober party, we see crab cakes and salmon crostini in your future. If you’re in full tapas mode, empanadas, bruschetta, and bacon-wrapped dates are all party pleasers.
Storing & Serving
This summer cocktail is pretty no matter what you serve it in, but we love a stemless white wine glass. Add fresh fruit or fresh mint garnish to make things fancy. Sangria can keep in the fridge for about 5 days if it’s in a sealed container, but it’s definitely best fresh.
Non-Alcoholic White Sangria Recipe
There’s no cook time and minimal prep time on this one. Most of the time needed is waiting for all of those flavors to come together as they chill.
How long do you let sangria soak? You let sangria soak for a minimum of 2-3 hours, but it’s preferable to let the sangria sit overnight.
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Serving Size: 8 ounces
- 1 bottle Surely Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 cup chopped pineapple*
- 1 cup quartered strawberries or raspberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1 sliced orange
- 1 sliced lemon
- 1 can sparkling beverage of choice (e.g., club soda, ginger ale, sparkling water)
- 1/2 cup apple juice
Which fruits are best for sangria? Any fresh fruits you have available are best for sangria.
Pineapple adds a tropical twist to this delicious mocktail, but if you have other summer fruits on hand, toss them in. Blueberries, nectarines, green apples, and white peaches all work. If you’re adding a juicy melon like watermelon, chilling for a few hours is plenty.
- Add fruit, apple juice, and sauvignon blanc to a large pitcher.
- Stir well to combine.
- Cover and place in the fridge.
- When ready to serve, top off the pitcher with a bubbly beverage of choice.
- Serve over ice.
- Calories: 214
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 21 g
- Fiber: 4g
- Net Carbs: 17 g
- Protein: 1 g
Fresh fruit makes this refreshing summer drink high in vitamins and minerals, like calcium, potassium, and vitamin A. Citrus adds a bump of vitamin C. Watching your sugar? Sub in a zero-calorie soda to replace the juice.
More Non-Alcoholic Recipes to Try
- French 75 Mocktail
- Virgin Mimosa
- Non-Alcoholic Bellini
- Non-Alcoholic White Wine Spritzer
- Virgin Frosé