How to make sangria with white wine

Customers have been asking me recently how to make sangria with white wine. Many people don’t even know this is a possibility and they are missing out if they like sangria. I find the white versions to be much more refreshing in the Hawaiian heat. Just like red sangria, there are many different versions to the drink.

If you are open to a Hawaiian style twist, here is a great recipe courtesy of Nani Moon Meadery on Kauai. This recipe is a Taste of Hawaii 2012 & 2013 Winner!

Winter Sun Sangria- A uniquely Hawaiian take on Sangria

Makes 1 Gallon

2 bottles Winter Sun Mead
375ml Ocean Vodka
2 cups squeezed & strained tangelo juice (or orange juice)
½ cup fresh squeezed & strained lime juice
4 cups fresh lilikoi (passion fruit) juice
6 cups cooled Hibiscus and Green Teas
Raw honey or simple syrup to taste (about 2-3 cups)
Add all ingredients to gallon jug & add filtered water to top. Serve chilled or on ice.

Or, if you are looking for a more traditional recipe here is another one of my favorites.

White Wine Sangria

Makes about 8 cups

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brandy or Cognac
1 mango, thinly sliced
1 peach or nectarine, thinly sliced
1 red apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
2 plums, pitted and thinly sliced
2 bottles (750 mL) cold dry white wine; Vinho Verde, Pinot Grigio, or Sauvignon Blanc
Ice cubes, for serving

1. In a large pitcher, stir sugar and brandy. Then stir in fruit. Refrigerate 24hrs.
2. Add wine to pitcher and stir. Serve sangria over ice.

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