Floral White Wine Sangria Recipe

Whether it's winter, spring, summer, or fall a big glass of sangria always hits the spot. Not only is this drink incredibly delicious, but it's very aesthetically pleasing and it would definitely be worthy of a place on your Instagram feed thanks to the fruit found in pretty much all sangria recipes. According to Charles B Mitchell Vineyards, sangria dates back to Spain in 200 BC but it didn't make its way to the United States until 1964 at the World's Fair in New York. So, we can thank Spain for the gift of sangria. 

Recipe developer Jennine Bryant came up with this wonderful sangria recipe that would be a hit at a family get-together or party. "This recipe is such a quick and fun way to make a super tasty drink, it's really fruity, light, and refreshing, and it's great for a party! It's also really adaptable, so you can mix up the fruit if you can't find any good peaches or a lime, and it will still taste great," Bryant raves. She also gives a little backstory behind the recipe. "The inspiration behind this drink is warm British summers nights, hence the addition of the elderflower and the peaches. These flavors really take me back to my childhood, and it's lovely to be able to combine them into a delicious and refreshing drink," Bryant notes. How cool is that?

Gather the ingredients for this floral white sangria

You will need quite a few things from the produce section for this recipe. Grab some limes, peaches, blush oranges, white wine, brandy, elderflower cordial, mint, raspberries, carbonated lemonade (or a lemon-lime soda), and ice cubes.

Once you have those items, you can make this delicious floral white sangria.

Slice the fruit

Take out a cutting board and a sharp knife. "It's always good to make sure your knives are sharp when cutting the fruit, as it can get a bit slippery with all the juice and you don't want the knife to slip," Bryant notes. First, add the lime to the cutting board and slice into thin rounds. Do the same with the peaches and oranges. 

Set the fruit aside since you won't need it immediately.

Mix the liquids in a pitcher

Using either a pitcher or a large bowl, start adding your liquids. This includes the white wine (which should be chilled), brandy, and the elderflower cordial. "The special ingredient in this is the elderflower cordial," Bryant shares. "It adds a sweetness and a floral note to the white wine sangria that really elevates it and makes it taste lovely. It pairs wonderfully with the fruity flavors and gives it such a summery feel!" 

Mix the liquids together with a spoon to combine well, which will help make the wonderful sangria flavor. 

Add the slices of fruit and mint to pitcher

Now, you can grab the oranges and peaches and toss them into the pitcher with the alcohol. At this time, you can also go ahead and add the mint spring for a little added flavor. Use a spoon to mix everything together again.

Add raspberries and bubbles and serve

Last but certainly not least, toss in the raspberries and carbonated lemonade. Be sure to add the lemonade slowly. "The only other potential (very small) challenge is pouring the lemonade and making sure it doesn't fizz up and make a mess!" Bryant notes. "It's a very straightforward recipe though, as well as very forgiving, so whatever happens it'll still be tasty!" Then, plop in a few ice cubes to keep the drink nice and cold, and serve in glasses of your choice. Pretty easy, right? 

"This is a great drink to serve at a party, especially during the summertime at a barbecue or dinner party," Bryant says. "This white sangria recipe great as a refreshing warm summers night drink on it's own, but it also pairs very well with charcuterie boards, seafoods and desserts." And be sure to keep any extras. "Leftovers can similarly be stored in the fridge and should ideally be used within 3 days — the sooner the better," Bryant notes. 

Instructions for making ahead of time

Looking to save some time on party day? We've got you covered! "You can definitely make this ahead of time, though I would wait until serving to add the carbonation else it will go flat, and same with the ice — it will just melt," Bryant shares. "Sangria is actually great when the fruits and alcohol are left for a while allow the flavors to meld together, it really enhances the flavor, just make sure to pop it in the fridge if you want to put it together ahead of time." Yum! 

Floral White Wine Sangria Recipe
5 from 22 ratings
For a sweet and flavorful drink that's sure to leave you refreshed, try making this floral white wine sangria recipe that uses elderflower cordial.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
8
servings
floral white wine sangria in glass
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 lime
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 blush oranges
  • 1 bottle white wine, chilled
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • ⅓ cup elderflower cordial
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • ¾ cup raspberries
  • 2 cups carbonated lemonade (or lemon-lime soda), chilled
  • Handful of ice cubes, to serve
Directions
  1. Using a sharp knife, slice the lime, the peaches, and the oranges into thin rounds, then set them to one side.
  2. In a pitcher or large bowl, pour the white wine, the brandy, and the elderflower cordial. Muddle the liquids together using a spoon.
  3. Add the sliced fruit to the liquid in the pitcher along with the mint sprigs and muddle everything together again.
  4. Add the raspberries and pour in the carbonated lemonade slowly. Add ice cubes and serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 178
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 18.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Total Sugars 13.9 g
Sodium 10.9 mg
Protein 1.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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