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! sallysbakingaddiction.com

If you’re anything like me, you love to kick off your weekends with a refreshing cocktail. And fruity sangria is typically my drink of choice when the weather is warm outside. Since it’s been winter for what feels like a decade, I’m bringing summertime inside these days.

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?!

Sparkling Fruit Sangria filled with champagne, berries, oranges, and more. There's always a reason for celebrating with sangria!-8

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!

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

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.

Cheers!

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Sparkling Fruit Sangria

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

Yield: serves 8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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 used Riesling)
  • 1 750ml bottle your favorite champagne

Directions:

Place all fruit in a large pitcher or bowl, add wine and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 3 - 24 hours. Right before serving, add champagne.

Taste; if you'd like it to be sweeter, add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, honey, or agave. Serve and enjoy!

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