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

White Sangria

Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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  • 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


  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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25 comments on “Sparkling White Sangria

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  4. Paul Krolposted July 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm Reply

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

  5. Shainaposted May 24, 2014 at 8:10 am Reply

    Perfection for a hot summer day!

    Rating: 5
  6. Marlyposted May 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

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

  7. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted May 15, 2014 at 7:53 am Reply

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

  8. Gabyposted May 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm Reply

    This looks amazingly perfect!

  9. Amandaposted May 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm Reply

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

  10. Naomiposted May 14, 2014 at 8:44 am Reply

    Summer perfect! I love the cantaloupe in it

  11. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted May 14, 2014 at 8:41 am Reply

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

  12. Heather Christoposted May 14, 2014 at 7:36 am Reply

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

  13. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted May 14, 2014 at 7:32 am Reply

    Perfect for summer entertaining. We love sangria!

  14. Christine from Cook the Storyposted May 14, 2014 at 7:24 am Reply

    This has summer written all over it!

  15. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted May 14, 2014 at 7:15 am Reply

    What a nice refreshing summer drink!

  16. Jodee Weilandposted May 14, 2014 at 9:00 am Reply

    This is a great sangria recipe…love it! So refreshing…thanks for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  17. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted May 14, 2014 at 6:59 am Reply

    I need this for our long weekend!!

  18. Mariaposted May 14, 2014 at 6:57 am Reply

    Pretty drink for summer!

  19. marlaposted May 14, 2014 at 6:42 am Reply

    Love this vibrant & fruity sangria :)

  20. Leahposted May 14, 2014 at 6:19 am Reply

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

  21. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted May 14, 2014 at 6:08 am Reply

    LOVE the ginger liquor in this!!!

    • Sommerposted May 14, 2014 at 6:16 am Reply

      I knew you would!! ;)

  22. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 14, 2014 at 6:56 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  23. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted May 14, 2014 at 4:36 am Reply

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

  24. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted May 14, 2014 at 4:24 am Reply

    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