Sparkling White Sangria

Saunter in summer with a cool refreshing pitcher of white sangria! I’ve got a classic white wine sangria recipe for you today, with a twist. The secret ingredients in this pretty pitcher will keep your party guests guessing all summer long.

White Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries! #sangria #summer #cocktails #party

I think it’s safe to say the weather is warming all over the country.

After a long laborious winter, and a questionable spring, we are nearing a season of warmth and relaxation. It makes me think back on all the fun memories we made last summer.

One of my favorite family trips last year was a visit to Kiawah Island. We spent a week curling our toes in the soft sand. Watching horseshoe crabs rest off the water’s edge. Riding bikes under shady palms and live oak trees. And of course, eating seafood and sipping summer cocktails.

White Wine Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries! #sangria #summer #cocktails #party

On the first night we arrived, we drove onto the island late in the evening. Exhausted from the day of travel, and eager to get the kids out of the car, we stopped at a little shopping center to get a quick dinner and buy some groceries for the week.

All the restaurants were packed, so by the time we sat down to have dinner this girl… needed a drink.

Making White Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries! #sangria #summer #cocktails #party

I ordered a white wine sangria and sat sipping the sparkling fruity concoction until all the tension of the day melted away with the warm ocean breeze. After that first white wine sangria, the rest of our trip was pure magic.

Sangria always does that to me. And a white sangria is such a nice light beverage for summer, I love making up a pitcher (or two) when friends stop by.

How To: White Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries! #sangria #summer #cocktails #party

This particular blend, starts with a crisp sweet white wine. I used moscato because it’s so naturally sweet I didn’t need to add simple syrup or sugar.

Instead I added orange pineapple juice to give the wine a tangy balance, and two secret ingredients: Midori Melon Liqueur and Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur.

Sparkling White Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries! #sangria #summer #cocktails #party

The combination of the cool melon tone and the slight spiciness of the ginger make this white sangria an absolute winner.

I then loaded it up with cantaloupe balls, fresh sliced strawberries, and citrus slices, and let the mixture infuse with the fruit to create a lovely light beverage.

Best White Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries! #sangria #summer #cocktails #party

When ready to serve, finish each glass off with a splash of club soda to make your white wine sangria sparkle, and you have something truly special!

A beverage that tastes like summer.

Amazing White Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries! #sangria #summer #cocktails #party

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Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

White Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml bottle Moscato wine (Riesling is my second choice)
  • 1 1/2 cups orange pineapple juice
  • 1 cup Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 1/2 cup Midori melon liqueur
  • 1 cup cantaloupe balls
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 mandarin oranges, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 liter club soda, chilled

Directions:

  1. Combine wine, juice and liqueurs in a large pitcher. Stir in the fruit and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. When ready to serve, pour into glasses 2/3 full (make sure to scoop in some fruit) and top with club soda. Serve cold.

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24 Responses to “Sparkling White Sangria”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 14, 2014 @ 4:24 am

    Sangria is the only way I will drink wine. I’m generally more of a vodka girl.
    But, this looks amazing! I am LOVING the melon liqueur addition! Pinned :D

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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — May 14, 2014 @ 4:36 am

    This is totally summer in a glass. Best bit about a sangria is all that lovely fruit!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — May 14, 2014 @ 6:08 am

    LOVE the ginger liquor in this!!!

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    • Sommer — May 14th, 2014 @ 6:16 am

      I knew you would!! ;)

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    Leah — May 14, 2014 @ 6:19 am

    Love all of that fresh fruit!! Sounds super delicious!! That plus a beach chair equals heaven!

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    marla — May 14, 2014 @ 6:42 am

    Love this vibrant & fruity sangria :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 14, 2014 @ 6:56 am

    This is the PERFECT summer drink!! It looks so refreshing and I love all the fruit in it!!

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    Maria — May 14, 2014 @ 6:57 am

    Pretty drink for summer!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — May 14, 2014 @ 6:59 am

    I need this for our long weekend!!

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — May 14, 2014 @ 7:15 am

    What a nice refreshing summer drink!

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    Christine from Cook the Story — May 14, 2014 @ 7:24 am

    This has summer written all over it!

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    Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainer — May 14, 2014 @ 7:32 am

    Perfect for summer entertaining. We love sangria!

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    Heather Christo — May 14, 2014 @ 7:36 am

    What a perfect drink for a hot summer night Sommer! Love that it is sparkling!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 14, 2014 @ 8:41 am

    Can drinks be called luscious? Because this one surely is!!

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    Naomi — May 14, 2014 @ 8:44 am

    Summer perfect! I love the cantaloupe in it

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    Jodee Weiland — May 14, 2014 @ 9:00 am

    This is a great sangria recipe…love it! It sounds so refreshing…thanks for sharing!

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    Amanda — May 14, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    Looks so refreshing, I wish I had a glass right now!

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    Gaby — May 14, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

    This looks amazingly perfect!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — May 15, 2014 @ 7:53 am

    This is so pretty. I love fruit + a little sparkle in my drinks!

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    Marly — May 15, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

    This sangria looks sooo good and will definitely be a great summer weekend drink!

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    susan — May 18, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    Can’t wait to try this one…love white sangria. Ho long will this keep in the fridge(provided there is any left)?

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    Shaina — May 24, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    Perfection for a hot summer day!

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    Paul Krol — July 10, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

    Looks amazing – will definitely get these ingredients and make very soon. Is that a 2L jug?

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