Mary’s Favorite White Wine Sangria
Classic sangrias are made with red wine—and I’ve certainly had my fair share of red sangria. In fact, I often make a batch of my Pomegranate Red Wine Sangria when I’m entertaining. But I’m also a tiny bit rebellious—I like to break the rules and just enjoy what I enjoy. I’ve gotta go with what I’m feeling, not waste time worrying about what I should and shouldn’t do. That’s no fun! When you’re with friends, you don’t have to face any judgment from anyone else, either… so grab some friends and try something a little bit different. It’s my all-time favorite summer drink: White Wine Sangria.
Sangria is Equal Parts Joy and Friendship
My Argentinian sister Alejandra threw an amazing Fourth of July party last year. Even though we had to socially distance in her backyard, no one seemed to be too bothered by it. Why? Because we were all sipping on this extra special White Sangria, and trust me—it just made everything better. To me, sangria means joy and friendship. Everyone loves to see the fruity goodness in a decorative glass decanter. Everyone will gather around, and the sangria will disappear—like magic!
What’s the best wine to use for White Wine Sangria?
This classic Spanish punch is typically made with red or white wine. You have probably seen the red wine version more often, but the white wine version is at least as delicious. My go-to wine choice for this recipe is a white Rioja from Spain—but a dry, crisp Pinot Grigio or Savignon blanc tastes really good, too.
What’s the best food to serve with White Wine Sangria?
The red wine version pairs perfectly with empanadas, grilled steaks, sausage with peppers, or seafood paella. This version also pairs well with empanadas, grilled steak, and paella. It’s also delicious alongside pineapple marinated chicken and grilled veggies.
Summer Fruit is Delicious and Looks Gorgeous in a White Wine Sangria
I used to always go for the red, but the white wine sangria took me by surprise. I honestly drink more of this version—the white wine and fresh fruit are the perfect combo for warm weather and summer days. It’s gorgeous too—especially when served in a glass beverage dispenser or glass pitcher. You can see each colorful piece of fruit inside. It’s tantalizing! My favorite way to serve this sangria is effervescent: give it a little sparkle with a splash of sparkling water just before serving. And keep plenty of forks on hand! Your guests will want one to enjoy the fruit as well.