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Winter White Wine Sangria is a refreshing mixed drink to serve during the holidays! It is light, refreshing and effervescent, with flavors of vanilla, apples, and cranberries.

Two glasses of sangria with pitcher in background

If you are looking for a mixed drink to serve for a crowd during the holidays, this winter white wine sangria is a total crowd pleaser.

This post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club, all opinions are 100% my own.

For celebrating during the holidays, I always try to make a signature drink of the season. This year’s winter cocktail is White Wine Sangria!

Using winter fruits, chardonnay, white rum, cranberry juice, and apple cider, this White Wine Sangria Recipe touches on all the best things this season has to offer.

Some of my other favorite drinks that I have on my site include Apple Cider Rum Punch, Boozy Peppermint Mocha White Hot Chocolate and Sparkling Citrus Pomegranate Punch.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With minimal ingredients, it is a breeze to whip up.
  • The mixture of fruits and alcohol pair perfectly together and don’t over powder one another.
  • You can easily make a double batch to serve at larger gatherings.
Overhead of white wine sangria in glasses with pitcher in background

What is White Wine Sangria?

White Wine Sangria is a mix of white wine, a hard liquor such as rum or vodka, fruit juices, and often times fresh fruit.

Adding the fresh fruit to the mix not only makes it beautiful, but it adds an extra layer of flavor to the cocktail.

For this winter version of white wine sangria, it all started with my weekly trip to BJ’s Wholesale Club. Select BJ’s clubs offer great value on beer, wine, and liquor all year round.

Liquid being poured into pitcher

WHAT WINES IS BEST?

While shopping, I noticed their Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay. I knew I was making this epic sangria already but wasn’t sure which white wine to get.

I immediately knew this would work for my sangria because you want a dryer, crisp white wine for sangria.

This is because of the added fruit juices, you need your white wine to stand up next to those sweet flavors without it being overly sweet.

So if you are going to find a great wine then a Chardonnay is what I would recommend using. But you can also use Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or a dry Riesling.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH SANGRIA:

Two glasses and pitcher of white wine sangria on black table

White rum is also used in this mix, found at BJ’s Wholesale Club, I picked up Bacardi Light Rum. It is the perfect addition to the mix!

I also added vanilla soda to the mix for some effervescence. This is totally up to you but I just love the vanilla touch with the apples and cranberries.

The vanilla works well with the apple cider and brings a little spicy punch, perfect for the holidays!

You can also use a lemon-lime soda for a tart kick, or just sparkling water, up to you, that is the beauty of some drink recipes they can be doctored on how you like them!

HOW TO MAKE WHITE WINE SANGRIA:

  1. Add the chardonnay, rum, apple cider, and cranberry juice to a large pitcher. Stir to combine
  2. Add the sliced apples and cranberries, stir to combine.
  3. Top with the soda. Stir and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Serve over ice with rosemary sprigs for garnish. 
Overhead photo of sangria in glasses and pitcher

This recipe literally couldn’t get any more easy than that, I’m telling you! You are going to want to make a pitcher or two of this White Wine Sangria Recipe for the holidays.

It doesn’t last long when I make a batch so I always make sure that I buy enough for two at least! When we do our gatherings we kind of go all out.

HOW TO STORE:

Sangria can not stored properly can really alter the taste of the drink. I recommend that you pour into lidded jars or something that has a tight lid on it and place in the refrigerator.

This will help from keeping the wine from going sour and also keeping the fruit fresh. This can be stored for up to 5 days.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • We like to use Chardonnay for this recipe but other wines are also able to be used, see my tips above.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled to make more batches when needed.
  • We like to use a vanilla flavored soda, but a lemon-lime soda or even sparkling water can be used in it’s place, depending on your flavor preference.
  • We like to use Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples in this recipe, but essentially any apple with a sweet flavor will work.
Close up of two glasses of Winter White Wine Sangria in glasses pinterest image

If you want a delicious drink at your holiday gathering I have been loving to serve this White Wine Sangria,. everyone just loves it!

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5 from 28 votes

Winter White Wine Sangria

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total: 10 minutes
Winter White Wine Sangria is a refreshing mixed drink to serve during the holidays! It is light, refreshing and effervescent, with flavors of vanilla, apples, and cranberries.
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Add the chardonnay, rum, apple cider, and cranberry juice to a large pitcher. Stir to combine
  • Add the sliced apples and cranberries, stir to combine. Top with the soda. Stir and refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve over ice with rosemary sprigs for garnish. 

Notes

  1. We like to use Chardonnay for this recipe but other wines are also able to be used, see my tips above.
  2. This recipe can easily be doubled to make more batches when needed.
  3. We like to use a vanilla flavored soda, but a lemon-lime soda or even sparkling water can be used in it’s place, depending on your flavor preference.
  4. We like to use Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples in this recipe, but essentially any apple with a sweet flavor will work.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Traditional

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it in my next home party. Thank you.

  2. Are the cranberries raw or am I supposed to cook them first? G

  3. Could you use vodka instead? We’re not big rum people…

  4. Hi are we supposed to use vanilla flavored club soda? Or vanilla cream soda?

  5. Vanilla cream soda is what we prefer, but vanilla club soda would work too!

  6. Is there something we can use to substitute the white cranberry juice? I am having a hard time finding it.

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