Sparkling Fruit Sangria.

A crowd-pleasing bubbly, fruity white sangria that is perfect for any occasion!

The BEST white sangria! Fruity, bubbly, and perfect for any occasion! @sallybakeblog

TGIF! Well, in 4 hours. It’s ok to start the weekend a little early.

I am so excited for this weekend because I’m going home to my parents’ house in Philly. Have I told you we’re moving to Philly later this year? Yup, moving 100 miles north one month before wedding – why not throw a little more stress into the mix, right?

I’ll be needing a lot of this fruity sangria to get through it all.

The BEST white sangria! Fruity, bubbly, and perfect for any occasion! @sallybakeblog

My mom is throwing a cookbook signing party with all our family friends this Sunday. Lots of friends, cookies, cookbooks, and sangria. Mom is so proud of my cookbook; she carries it around in her purse.

In light of the big celebrations ahead, I made a pitcher of this sparkly fruit sangria. Colorful and fizzy, this sangria is full of champagne, sweet white wine, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, a kiss of lemon, a touch of OJ, and a lot of sparkle.

Go big or go home!

A crowd-pleasing bubbly, fruity white sangria that is perfect for any occasion!

This bubbly white sangria tastes like an upscale, fancy mimosa. You’ve got your orange juice and champagne, but also a little sweet wine and other juicy fruits to soak it all up. It’s the perfect cocktail for bridal showers, brunch, dinner parties, girls’ nights, etc.

When done right, sangria is a true crowd pleaser. It’s not as potent as drinking a plain glass of wine or as dry as a glass of certain champagnes. Rather, it’s light, sweet, and vibrant. Not to mention sangria’s visual appeal. I mean honestly – how can you turn down a cocktail this colorful and charming?!

The beauty of this sparkling cocktail? There are so many ways to customize it! Want it a little sweeter? Add some agave or honey to taste. Too sweet? Add a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add a handful of blackberries, juicy peach slices, or a thinly sliced Granny Smith apple. Use peach nectar instead of orange juice or add a splash of cranberry juice. Add some kiwi for color or even a few pomegranate seeds. If you have extra fruit in your fridge – toss it in.

As long as you stick to the amount of fruit, the 1:1 ratio of champagne to wine, and the added liquid – you can have fun with this sangria and make it perfect to fit your occasion or taste. This is your cocktail; make it how you like it!

The most important step for your sangria is to let the fruit soak. This means that you’ll have to think ahead and prepare your sangria a few hours before it’s served. It doesn’t take long to prepare; just a few minutes to slice the orange and lemon. You want the fruit to marinate in the wine for at least 3+ hours. We all love our booze-soaked fruit. It’s the best part!

Sparkling Fruit Sangria filled with champagne, berries, oranges, and more. There's always a reason for celebrating with sangria!

A good tip: if adding ice to your sangria, do not add it directly into your pitcher. Rather, add ice to the individual glasses. Trust me, the sparkling sangria won’t last long enough in the glasses to become watered down.


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Sparkling Fruit Sangria

Yield: serves 8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Print Recipe

A crowd-pleasing bubbly, fruity white sangria that is perfect for any occasion!


  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 10 large strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 750ml bottle sweet white wine (I use Riesling)
  • 1 750ml bottle your favorite champagne


  1. Place all fruit and orange juice in a large pitcher or bowl, add wine and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 3 - 24 hours. Right before serving, add champagne.
  2. Taste; if you'd like it to be sweeter, add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, honey, or agave. Serve and enjoy!

Additional Notes:

Traditional sangria usually includes a little brandy. By all means, go ahead and add 1/4 cup to the pitcher. I don't typically keep brandy in the liquor cabinet so I didn't add it.

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110 Responses to “Sparkling Fruit Sangria.”

  1. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted March 25, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Sangria is a must when it comes to moving and wedding stress. Oh and sangria is also necessary with a spanking new puppy terrorizing the house!


    • Sallyreplied on March 25th, 2014 at 11:34 am

      I’m IN LOVE with Butters!!!! More pics please. Love that lil guy :)


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    Nancy Ochoaposted April 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Hi I am in New Mexico, It’s starting to get really warm out here. I want to make this sangria but I’m not much of a champagne drinker so I don’t know which one to use. What kind of champagne do you recommend?


    • Sallyreplied on April 3rd, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Lucky you – all that beautiful warm weather right now. I’m jealous! I like Korbel – it’s my favorite moderately priced brand.


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    rileyposted April 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Hi I was looking to make this for a party this weekend. I have a bottle of barefoot perfectly pink champagne. Would that work? I’m looking to use it up. I was going to use mascato wine and that champagne. I wasn’t sure if it would be too sweet. Thank you.


    • Sallyreplied on April 29th, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      It may be a little too sweet. But is certainly still drink it! Give it a try.


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    Syeda Fatimaposted June 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Sally,I must say….Your website is FANTASTIC!!!! I am going to try everything from your blog in this summer InshaAllah (if God wills) I had a question in mind I wanted to ask you, in this Sangria recipie there are a few ingredients which include alcohol and we are Muslims,so we are not allowed to drink alcohol. Is there any good substitute for it? Thankyou so much


    • Sallyreplied on June 3rd, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Syeda! A sparkling water or lemon-lime soda would be great, or even sparkling grape juice.


      • Syeda Fatimareplied on June 3rd, 2014 at 1:15 pm

        Thankyou for your reply Sally

  5. #
    Lisaposted June 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I like to add Daily’s Mango puree to my mix!!


  6. #
    Nicoleposted August 31, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Is the 1 cup of orange juice supposed to be added when the fruit/wine mixture have settled?


    • Sallyreplied on September 1st, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Hi Nicole – it’s supposed to go in with the fruit. Sorry!


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    Laurenposted December 9, 2014 at 9:11 am


    Any substitutions for the champagne you have explored with? Not a huge fan of champagne, but everything else sounds delicicous. Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on December 9th, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Hey Lauren. I would simply use another 750ml bottle of the white wine. Then, add a splash of sparkling water to each glass. Do not at the sparkling water to the pitcher before the sangria sits; the sparkling water will lose its fizz.


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    Jan Haringposted June 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    found this recipe on Pinterest. I made it for a brunch with some friends. DELISH!  It was so fresh and light!  It’s was gone in no time!  Thanks!  


  9. #
    Christineposted June 16, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Would frozen mixed berries work in this recipe?


    • Sallyreplied on June 17th, 2015 at 8:01 am



  10. #
    Leslieposted July 1, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Hi Sally! I’m not a sweet white wine fan. Can I substitute a pinot grigio?


    • Sallyreplied on July 1st, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Definitely! Enjoy, Leslie.


  11. #
    Cassieposted August 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    This looks great! Can I make this the night before or should I make it only a few hours ahead of time?


    • Sallyreplied on August 22nd, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Yep, the night before works! Just make sure you add the champagne right before serving.


  12. #
    Catherineposted August 22, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Can you use frozen berries?


    • Sallyreplied on August 23rd, 2015 at 3:54 pm



  13. #
    Kristenposted September 17, 2015 at 5:09 am

    if I double the recipe will it still come out good? Any tips? 


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    Rachelposted December 31, 2015 at 10:18 am

    So, I made this 24 hours ahead of party time. TO get it ready and let soak. The bad part is, I didn’t pay attention to the fact the champagne goes in just before serving. So now my wine, OJ, and all my fruits and stuff are in the mix marinading with the champagne in the fridge. Is this going to taste horrible now? Assuming the champagne will be flat and all? Or is there a way to still fix this? Maybe add a little more champagne before serving? Or some Sprite to add fizz? I used 2 bottles of wine and only 1 bottle of champagne- if that helps to paint that picture any better
    Should I throw this out or do you think it is salvageable?


    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Rachel, all is not lost! I would add either a little more champagne prior to serving OR some club soda!


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