White Sangria Two Ways

by Lee

When my 13-year-old daughter arrived home from middle school and told me she learned how to make sangria, my head snapped up from working on the computer. Nothing like  the image of your child tossing back some cocktails with the teacher to get your attention.

Grown-Up White Sangria

Of course, the sangria she enjoyed had no alcohol in it, and with the allure of extra credit, she made a batch that weekend.

Kid-Friendly White Sangria

And just so the adults didn’t feel left out, I made a batch grown-up style. The results were so refreshing that the kids asked to mix up some more this past holiday weekend.

White Sangria

I’ve enjoyed red wine sangria, but this was my first attempt at the white. The result was a lighter, more delicate fruit flavor, which was the perfect remedy to New England’s Memorial Day weekend heat wave.

One of the virtues of this fruity drink is its versatility. Try mixing in white grape juice with peach slices, pomegranate-cranberry juice with limes and raspberries or white cranberry juice with sliced strawberries and lemons. But with all these concoctions, don’t forget the secret sweetener: agave nectar. This natural syrup adds a deeper flavor than just sugar and comes in a variety of flavors, such as vanilla and raspberry (I used amber).


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White Sangria Two Ways
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 
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Serves: 6-8
The base of this recipe is apple juice and seltzer, and just a few tweaks make it go from kid-friendly punch to refreshing adult cocktail. (The adult version is in parentheses.)
  • 1 liter plain seltzer (adult: 3 cups)
  • 5 cups apple juice (adult: 2 cups)
  • (1 bottle dry white wine)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 naval orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • Ice
  1. Mix the liquids in a large pitcher.
  2. Add the agave nectar and stir.
  3. Add fruit and refrigerate until serving or serve immediately over lots of ice.
  4. Garnish with fruit slices.
Add more or less juice and seltzer depending on your taste. Stick to unflavored seltzer because the flavored ones add an artificial aftertaste.

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In addition to being a food blogger, freelance writer and copy editor, Lee is a wife, mother of four, sister to four brothers and friend to many. On any given day you will find her either at the grocery store, planning to go to the grocery store or wishing she had. By writing about her food adventures at Foodie Plus 4, Lee hopes to connect with others who are loving life with lots of flavor.

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1 Jennifer, Snapshot May 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

What a great idea! We don’t drink wine, but the non-alcoholic version sounds like a refreshing summer treat.


2 Frances May 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

First off I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Cheers!


3 Lee June 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

Thanks for reading! I’m sure many of the talented writers at 5 Minutes for Mom have their own methods. Because I primarily write about food, my inspiration usually stems from the photographs and experience around that particular dish. A little peace and quiet doesn’t hurt either, and yes, I’m often sitting in front of a blank screen seemingly doing nothing. Creativity takes time, which is hard to come by in this fast world of ours.


4 Melissa May 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

What a great idea!


5 Nicole | Domesticated Momma June 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I’m not the biggest fan of red, but love white wine!! Coming across this recipe definitely spoke to me! I can’t wait to mix up a batch of this to serve at our next family gathering or BBQ!


6 Removal Companies June 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

One of my all-time favourite mixed drinks is sangria, which I fell in love with, ever since I was in Spain and used to buy it from their stores as a fruit juice:) But never heard of white sangria, but you totally blew me off with your receipt for it! I am loving it and can perfectly see it as a fav drink now when the summer is here and the combo of pomegranate-cranberry juice with limes and agave nectar seems so tempting! Thanks so much for the idea!


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