Your guests are going to love this sweet and refreshing White Wine Stone Fruit Sangria. With layers of flavor in each sip, this intricate and crowd-pleasing cocktail is a must when the hot weather hits.
Sweet, bold, and refreshing white sangria
Have you ever had more fruit than you knew what to do with? Honestly, that’s a great problem to have! There’s plenty of great summer recipes you can make with fruit, like freshly baked pies or galettes, fruit salads, or even sangria!
My White Wine Stone Fruit Sangria recipe focuses on the best summer fruits, like peaches, apricots, nectarines, and cherries. The ripe stone fruit and white wine come together for an awesome summer punch that is so great to serve at parties or when friends stop by.
Go ahead and make a big batch for the weekend! Not only can this peach sangria be made days ahead of time, but it’s easy to customize and doesn’t come with many rules. Feel free to use as much or as little stone fruit as you want or any kind of wine you love!
What is sangria?
Sangria is like a fruit punch cocktail from Portugal and Spain. Most sangria recipes, whether they’re made with white or red wine, are easy to make and taste super refreshing. Making sangria is as simple as adding fresh fruit, herbs, or spices and some liquor to a pitcher before letting it chill in the fridge for at least few hours.
What fruit goes in sangria?
Anything you like! Both red and white sangria can be made with any variety of fresh fruit, like apples, peaches, grapes, oranges, strawberries, kiwis, lime, mango, and more.
I’ve made sangria recipes with blood oranges and mint, as well as peaches and grapefruit. It’s hard to mess it up, so no matter what variety of fruit you use, your sangria will almost always taste delicious.
What do I need to make stone fruit sangria?
The ingredients list in white sangria is short and simple. Fresh fruit is the real star of the show here but white wine and a few other additions play important roles as well. This is what you need:
Stone fruit (A.K.A. drupe) is any type of fruit with a pit or stone in the middle. A lot of stone fruit, like peaches, plums, and nectarines, is in season during summer through early fall.
I used plums, apricots, and peaches in my fruit sangria recipe but the options are endless! You can use any mix of stone fruit you love or just one or two varieties if that’s what you prefer. Even if your fruit is bruised, a little soft, or on the verge of being too ripe, you can still use it in your sangria.
The best white wine for sangria will taste more dry or acidic than sweet. Riesling, Pinot Grigio, or Moscato are all great choices, but I went with a Sauvignon Blanc for the citrus notes. You can even try it with red wine if that’s what you prefer!
Don’t feel like you need to break the bank on a great bottle of wine either. Its complexity will be hidden amongst the fruit and other ingredients, so you can get away with a low to mid-priced bottle.
Orange liqueur is traditionally added to white wine sangria for an extra hint of sweetness and robust flavors. Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Triple Sec are all great choices! Brandy (like cognac) is also used but is better off in red wine sangria because it isn’t as sweet.
Are you worried about your sangria being too sweet? You can swap the orange liqueur for brandy or use half liqueur, half brandy instead.
For a little brightness, acidity, and balance in your cocktail.
How to make white wine sangria with stone fruit
Grab your pitcher! This easy sangria recipe takes minutes to put together:
Step 1: Chop up all of your fruit and add it to a pitcher.
Step 2: Pour the wine over the fruit in the pitcher.
Step 3: Add the rest of the ingredients to the pitcher and chill the sangria overnight.
Step 4: Serve the sangria the next day and enjoy!
More add-ins and substitutions
- Top off the pitcher or each glass with a splash of club soda, ginger ale, or lemon lime soda for some added fizz.
- Feel free to grill the fruit before you add it to the pitcher. Because this will give your sangria deep and robust flavors, I recommend swapping the white wine for red wine and brandy. It would pair nicely with a cheese plate on a summer evening!
- Make a non-alcoholic sangria with white grape juice and club soda or just sparkling white grape juice instead of the wine and liqueur.
Make ahead tips
While sangria can be enjoyed a few hours after mixing it together, the flavors get even better the longer the fruit marinates. Let the finished sangria chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight before serving for the best flavors. The batch will last for 3 to 5 days in the fridge!
It's sangria time!
Now it's your turn to make a batch or two of this summer sangria. When you do, make sure to leave a comment below so we can hear what you think!
White Wine Stone Fruit Sangria
- 1 ½ pounds stone fruit, chopped
- 1 bottle white wine
- ¼ cup simple syrup
- ¼ cup orange liqueur
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Combine all ingredients into a large pitcher.
- Chill for at least four hours (perferably overnight) and serve over ice!
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