White Sangria

6 Servings

10 minutes plus chilling

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This white sangria, our adaptation of Janet Mendel’s Manchegan white wine cooler from “Cooking from the Heart of Spain,” is light, refreshing and relatively low in alcohol, making it a great choice for summer sipping. You might expect a base of Spanish wine, but we preferred Portuguese white vinho verde, an inexpensive young wine with citrusy notes and bright acidity. If you can't find white vinho verde, a dry pinot gris or un-oaked chardonnay would work, too. This recipe can easily be doubled to serve a crowd.




Don't worry, the sangria won't taste of celery. Odd ingredient though it may seem here, the celery adds a subtle savoriness that keeps the sweetness in check. Also, don't add the citrus slices until just before serving. If added with the basil and peaches, they will lose their texture and their pith will turn the sangria slightly bitter.

10 minutes

plus chilling


  • ¼

    cup white sugar

  • 8

    large basil leaves

Jessica F.
July 26, 2022
Absolutely delicious
Really delicious & light white sangria — perfect for brunches, summer picnics, or if you're troubled with hosting someone's shower!
Natalia S.

This recipe is AMAZING!!! I followed the recipe as written. Made in the morning and enjoyed it in the afternoon. WOW!!!!