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

glass of sparkling champagne sangria

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.

2 images of glasses of sparkling champagne sangria

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!

pouring white wine into a glass pitcher of sangria

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 champagne sangria in a glass pitcher

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

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glass of sparkling champagne sangria

Sparkling Champagne Sangria

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 8
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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


Ingredients

Scale
  • 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

Instructions

  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!

Notes

  1. Brandy: 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.

Keywords: sparkling fruit sangria, champagne sangria

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Oh my goodness this looks fantastic! How long does the sangria *last* with the fruit in it? Is 24 hours the max? I’m thinking about making it ahead of time for a party!

    Thank you so much for sharing! Springtime in a pitcher 🙂

    1. Hey Kayla! I wouldn’t go longer than 24 hours because the citrus in the oranges and lemons could turn bitter/sour after too long. So, just make it the day ahead of time.

  2. 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.

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

  3. Hello,

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

    1. 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.

  4. 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!  

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

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

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

  7. 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 🙂

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

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

  9. 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

  10. Hi!
    Could presco or Pinot Grigio champagne work in place of actual champagne? Thanks!

  11. So I made this for my birthday, and I was really happy with how it turned out (both in terms of taste and looks)! I did use Moscato wine, but I didn’t find it overly sweet at all, though I did add some lime slices instead of strawberries, so that might have helped. Frozen berries worked great and provided some nice extra colour. Thanks for posting this recipe 😉

  12. I just made this for Easter tomorrow and totally missed the note on waiting to add the champagne until you are ready to serve!! Will it be horrible tomorrow for brunch?

    1. Hi Jen! The champagne may lose some of it’s bubbles by the time you serve, but will still be delicious!

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