Sparkling Champagne 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

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.

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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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

  • 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

119 Comments

  1. Love this, Sally! Sangria is one of my all-time favorites, especially when warmer weather is right around the corner. I actually had my first glass of the season about a week ago, and there’s nothing like that refreshing fruitiness. I love seeing everyone’s special touch on their own favorite sangria blend! Yours looks lovely 🙂

    1. Thanks Lisa! I had my first glass of the season last week too. I hope to try a few new sangria recipes this summer too. Cheers!

  2. Sally, it so darn cold here today so this post full of fresh fruit has me feeling like I can close my eyes and pretend I’m not freezing!

    1. Yes! Pamela, it was 20 degrees today with a windchill of -6. This sangria makes me dream of summer. Hey, at least it feels like warm weather inside – right?!

  3. The fact that your mom carries your cookbook around is just adorable, mom’s are the absolute best! I hope you have a great visit and party! This sangria is gorgeous, and has me dreaming of hot summer days and patios!

  4. I just had sangria for the first time last weekend and I’m in love. This version looks fabulous!

  5. Yay for Philly! Here’s to hoping I run into you at the grocery store stocking up on butter and eggs for all your yummy recipes! Hope that’s not creepy haha

  6. Sangria is the perfect end to a long week, and the wine soaked fruit is the best!!! Hope you have a nice weekend 🙂

  7. That’s really exciting Sally, both about your mom hosting a book-signing and you moving back to Philly! Your mom has so much to be proud of about you — your cookbook, your NPR interview, your $5000 cookies, your growing blogging career, your gorgeous photos, how well you’ve followed in your grandmother’s baking footsteps — and it’s incredibly sweet that she wants to celebrate it all. Have fun!! And it must be really wonderful to be able to move closer to your family soon. I know how close you are with them!

    And this sangria… I’m not a big drinker, but I’d eat every single slice of fruit in the entire pitcher! 😉 It looks so bright and cheerful — perfect for ushering in spring too!

    1. Thanks for all the kind words, Amy! I’m very excited to get back to PA – I have so many friends and family there. And the fruit in the sangria is the very best part! Good choice. 🙂

  8. Love sangria and love lighter ones! The one I have posted is a light and fruity one and I much prefer the lighter, white wine and champagne inspired sangria to red sangrias b/c they just get too heavy for me! I love that there’s champagne involved 🙂 pinned

    1. I always prefer white sangrias too, Averie! But I did have a berry red sangria the other month – very sweet and light. You’d love it!

  9. This Sangria looks absolutely perfect for summertime! I love that it is sparkling with vibrant fruit 😀 Pinned and definitively making this summer!

  10. I ADORE Sangria, it’s the only way that I like wine! It’s Friday now so it’s totally acceptable to have it today. AND there’s fruit, so I am even thinking breakfast 😉
    Pinned!

  11. Ooooh, Sally! I love a great sangria and this contains so much fruit it is amazing, truly amazing!

    I cannot wait for Summer now! Enjoy the weekend away – you deserve it! 🙂 Happy Friday.

  12. Beautiful pictures, Sally! It looks like summer, or Hawaii 😉 Oh, I FINALLY got my cookbook in the mail! I was getting REALLY worried, and annoyed ;), but it came yesterday and it is gorgeous! I love that you have all the encyclopedic front material (so fun to read!), and everything looks to die for. I can’t wait to make something this weekend! Congratulations again! 😀

  13. Thank you! I LOVE sangria, and white sangria is just super special. (I also love sangria that does not ask gingerale or lemon-lime soda of you. That makes me a bit crazy.) This recipe will be tried in the summer (there’s too much snow for me to be comfortable with sangria just yet – I’d get antsy for BBQs and evenings o the patio and I have too long to wait right now)!

    1. Kim, I typically do not add sodas to my sangria. It waters them down in my opinion. 😉 Champagne does the trick! Here’s to hoping your snow melts soon! Is it summer yet?!

  14. Sally! This is stunningly beautiful. And sparkling white (riesling!) sangria? That’s my kind of sangria! I was hoping we’d see a creation from you after that instagram a couple weeks ago! 🙂 So exciting about moving to Philly! Have a fantastic time there this weekend; your mamma is the best! Enjoy, Sally! xoxo

    1. Riesling is my wine of choice in the warm weather and SO perfect in this fruity sangria, Erin. You’d love love love it. Have a fun weekend!

  15. Beautifully colorful glass of bubbly!
    Your mom is so sweet – hoping your weekend is lovely and the book signing goes well on Sunday!

  16. I ordered your cookbook and just received yesterday. It is just beautiful!!! I can’t wait to try the yummy looking recipes! It is obvious how much time and thought you put into it!!! Excellent job–you should be very proud!!!

  17. Hi Sally, I started receiving your recipe e-mails about six months ago and became hooked. I just received your cookbook two days ago and made your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf that night when my husband asked me to make “something sweet” as he is often know to request. The loaf turned out to be as pretty as it was yummy and was a big hit.
    Your cookbook is so informative, witty and the pictures are beautiful, I look forward to making many thinks from the book. I am a 67 year old retired woman who has been baking since a child and love it and your cookbook just proves that it is never too late to explore new and different recipes.
    Thanks for the sharing and I look forward to more to come!
    Linda

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet words, Linda. I’m so happy you follow my blog and are loving my cookbook. That pumpkin bread is certainly a favorite. I make it year-round!

  18. 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.

  19. This looks so great! I love the idea of adding champagne to sangria – I’ve added soda, but it dilutes the wine too much 😉

    I hope to run into you sometime in Philly! We already have the same wedding date, maybe we will find other things in common as well! (Besides baking, of course 😉 )

    1. Hi Barbara! I can’t wait to move back to Philly. And besides baking and wedding dates, we both prefer some champagne bubbly instead of soda pop in our sangria.

  20. The sangria looks so delicious. I’m not big on wine, but that looks so good that I really want to try it. Have a great weekend at your party with your mom and family. Congrats on moving back to Philly! Maybe I’ll see you on our TV stations up here. I live in South Jersey, right over the bridge. Love all your recipes!!!!

    1. You will be so close, Theresa! Right over the bridge is right. I’m excited to get back up there. Such a fun area to live in.

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