White Sangria with Berries is a simple, delicate and made-on-the-spot drink filled with all kinds of berries and a splash of Brandy to keep it authentic and loads of ice to keep it ultra fresh!

White Sangria with Berries is a delightful and refreshing twist on the classic red sangria. This fruity, vibrant drink is perfect for summer gatherings and can be customized with various fruits. In this recipe, we’ll rapidly infuse the sangria with a medley of juicy berries to create a visually appealing and flavorful beverage. So grab your pitcher, gather some fresh berries, and let’s get started!

White Sangria with Berries

On the Spot Sangria vs. Macerated Ones

A traditional Sangria would need a few hours of fruit maceration, which needs good planning, time-wise and quantity-wise. This white version you can easily make on the spot, no worries, and the strawberries will macerate or give its flavour in less than 10 minutes to the whole drink. Making Sangria this expressway means we can use a fizzing wine! So this recipe contains Spain’s favourite sparkling wine: Cava! Such a bubbly and fruity drink is divine on a hot summer day!

Cava

Spain has its own Champagne, called Cava, made the exact way of Champagne: two fermentations, the first being in big barrels and the second in the bottle itself. Some Cava are sweeter than others, going from the dry ones to the sweeter ones: Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Seco, Seco, Semi Seco and Dulce. And also different ages: Guarda, Reserva and Gran Reserva. So, there is plenty to choose from. For making Sangria, you can choose whichever one you want; all we want here is the bubbles!

White Sangria with Berries

NOTE

A trick to prevent a hangover or headache: make ice cubes made of coconut water. They will bring some extra electrolytes and flavours to this Sangria or many other cocktails. Coco water help to rehydrate; always keep some in the fridge and freezer!

The Fruits

You could choose any berries you’d like in this, but I would strongly recommend at least half must be strawberries. Sliced ones! This way, you are certain the strawberries will give their juices rapidly to the drink. Other berries like blueberry and raspberry are not gonna give much taste; they are mainly decorative and have a fun fruity bite to finish the drink. I’ve added fresh lemon, too, to give a tiny splash of freshness, but this was optional.

White Sangria with Berries

The Juice Choice

Be careful of the juice you’ll choose. You want a Sparkling orange or lemon-tasting soda style, not fresh orange juice, because you’ll end up with loads of pulp and look too blurry. I’ve used a Schweppes citrus for this version, but it could be Fanta or any lemonade without pulp.

White Sangria with Berries

Technique

This Sangria is so easy to make; add all the ingredients and gently turn the liquid with a long spoon. Be careful not to overshake the cocktail; we want to keep those bubbles intact as long as possible!

Other Sangria

*Thanks, Hector! A big thanks to Hector, who shared his recipe with me. He used to work as a bartender in a Club by the Beach in Barcelona, where he learned this fast and easy recipe. The original version contains extra gin, tequila and rum, but I’ve only added the Spanish Brandy to keep it simple.

White Sangria with Berries

5 from 37 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 54
White Sangria with Berries is a simple, delicate and made-on-the-spot drink filled with all kinds of berries and a splash of Brandy to keep it authentic and loads of ice to keep it ultra fresh!

Equipment

  • 1.5L Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Cava (or any sparlking wine)
  • 1 can schweppes Citrus (or similar (without pulp))
  • 40 ml Brandy ( or rum)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 lemon (sliced)
  • 10 blueberries
  • 8 strawberries (cut into 2)
  • 8 raspberries
  • ice cubes (many)

Instructions 

  • Prepare the berries: Wash and gently pat dry the mixed berries. If using strawberries, remove the stems and slice them into halves or quarters, depending on their size.
  • Add all the ingredients, except the cava, in a pitcher and turn gently with a long wooden spoon.
  • Add the Cava, smoothly turn the sangria and serve.

Notes

Feel free to experiment with different combinations of berries or add other fruits like peaches or pineapple to create your own unique twist.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 54kcal
Course: cocktail, drink
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: blanca, cava, cocktail, sangria, Spain, sparkling wine, strawberries, strawberry, summer rolls, white asparagus

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Nutrition Facts
White Sangria with Berries
Amount per Serving
Calories
54
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.1
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.01
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.05
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Sodium
 
7
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
51
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
0.3
g
1
%
Vitamin A
 
6
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
15
mg
18
%
Calcium
 
11
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.2
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m very excited to try this version of white sangria! We have a red sangria recipe our family loves but I want to change things up with this one!

  2. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious. My partner loved it so much too. Thanks for this recipe x

5 from 37 votes (35 ratings without comment)

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