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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Other refreshing beverages: Frozen Mojito Slushies, Strawberry Pomegranate Sangria, Honey Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade, Honeycrisp Apple Sangria, and mimosas in cupcake form!

Sparkling Fruit Sangria

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!

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






  1. Cassie on 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?

    • Sally on August 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

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

  2. Catherine on August 22, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Can you use frozen berries?

    • Sally on August 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm


  3. Kristen on September 17, 2015 at 5:09 am

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

  4. Rachel on 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?

    • Sally on December 31, 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!

  5. Stephanie on April 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Sally,
    Bit of a silly question, but I wanted to make this for my birthday in a few weeks (as well as the strawberry and kiwi margaritas!) but I’m not actually a big fan of oranges and orange juice…
    Is there any acceptable substitute? Perhaps a breakfast juice and just leave out the orange slices?
    If you think this will detract from the flavour too much, I’m happy to follow as written because I am sure everyone else will still love the oranges! And I’ll still have the margaritas for me 🙂

    • Sally on April 18, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      So perfect for a bday celebration! I feel like any juice would be great- like pineapple or maybe even cranberry, cran raspberry, etc.

  6. Sivana on May 13, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    when do you add the brandy. at the same time it goes into the fridge or when you put the champagne 

    • Sally on May 15, 2016 at 7:29 am

      When you add the wine + fruit. The champagne is for right before serving because of the bubbles.

      • MaryBeth on August 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

        I don’t see brandy in the recipe as mentioned in previous post.  Is there supposed to be brandy added??

      • Sally on August 12, 2016 at 7:07 am

        It’s in the notes 🙂

  7. Laura on August 25, 2016 at 7:55 am

    This was so delicious! It was very easy and everyone loved it. It’s the perfect summer drink. Thank you for your wonderful recipes.

  8. Ash West @ The Delightful Home on February 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Looks amazing! I do love to add a bit of of blueberry brand to my sangria 😀 

  9. Erika on October 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Hello I am making this for my moms party its for about 40ppl how many wine bottle do you think I need for this. also can I use club soda instead of champagne



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