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. Perfect recipe post to the start of the weekend! You could kick it up a notch by freezing fruit in a ice cube tray to serve in the glasses!

    Do you think you are going to do a book signing tour anytime soon? I would love to meet you in person! 🙂

    1. Hi Sharon! Actually, I do know of 1 location in April that I’ll be doing a book signing event. It’s on April 26th in Maryland. I’ll be sure to post more details about it on my blog soon. That’s all I know of for now!

  2. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen says:

    I’ve never had a sangria before, but I know that anything with champagne and wine is calling my name!

  3. Hi! I love your blog, and can’t wait to get the book! I’m going to get so fat making all your recipes haha
    I’m from Spain and I felt like I had to comment on this post since Sangria is a drink from Spain and Portugal (actually, the EU said that Sangria can only be made in both countries under that name haha)
    I love that a recipe from my country was published on your blog 🙂
    We usually make sangria with red wine, because the color reminds of the blood, which is where the name comes from Sangria = Sangre (blood)
    but it can also be made with white wine as you did. I haven’t ever seen or tried sangria with strawberries and blueberries, but there is a first time for everything 😉
    All the pictures look great and super yuumy!
    Congrants on your book and future wedding!
    Marta.

    1. Hi Marta! I love red wine sangria – though it took me some time to enjoy it’s deeper flavors. This white wine version is great for a lighter sip. So glad you took the time to say hello. Sangria is my absolute favorite. There are so many ways to make it!

  4. Beth @ bethcakes says:

    Congrats on your cookbook, Sally! This sangria sure looks like the perfect way to celebrate. I love all the colors and fruit you packed in there. Go big or go home indeed! Sounds like this year super busy for you, but all good things! Good luck with all of it! 🙂

    1. Thanks Beth, I appreciate that so much!

  5. When I write a cookbook, my mother better carry it around in her purse!

    Love this light sangria!

    1. Haha! My mom sure is proud. You gotta try this sangria! Thanks Paula.

  6. Sally I’m thinking about making this as a juice for my kids party…obviously without the alcohol. Any suggestions?

    1. How about mixing 1:1 ratio of sprite and orange juice, along with all the fruit. They’ll love it!

  7. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

    All I keep doing is staring at this and screaming yes yes!!!!

  8. Danae @ reciperunner says:

    This cocktail looks so refreshing and right up my alley with all of the fresh fruit! I can’t wait to try it! Have a great time in Philly, congrats again on the cookbook!

    1. Thanks so much Danae. 🙂 I appreciate it!!

  9. The directions don’t say what to do with the champagne? Add it all together with the fruit I suppose?
    Can the champagne be substituted with sparkling water? I know that would water down the wine, but aside from that would it work?

    1. Add the champagne with the wine. Like you mentioned, your champagne-less sangria will be watered down. Perhaps only add 375ml sparkling water.

  10. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    A gift after my own heart! I love sangria so much!

  11. Thanks Laura – and we’re so excited to move!

  12. So excited you’re moving to Philly! Are you gonna be in center city?

  13. Awww, of course your Mom is proud of your cookbook and you! Why wouldn’t she be?! How cute that she carries it around with her in her purse. I love your Mom! By the way, I am enjoying your cookbook!

    1. Thanks Roseanne. I’m so glad you’re loving the book so far! Have you made anything from it?

  14. Congratulations on your cookbook Sally. Going to order one.

    Love sangria, will be using your recipe

  15. My son lives in Mannayunk…5minutes from Philly…so we get there quite often…love Philly! Maybe I will carry your baking book in my purse also…just in case I run into you…so you can sign it! Ha. Love the sangria…my daughter always wants me to make one…I will have this ready for her when she walks in the door for Easter from college….cheers!!

    1. Lis! I love going to Manayunk. Haven’t been there in a couple years, but I’m excited to visit. Such a fun town. Your daughter will just love this stuff, I’m sure!

  16. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says:

    Congrats on moving to philly! I moved here (Philly) a few months ago and it’s nice but not better than NYC 😀

  17. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I am always in the mood for good sangria 🙂 love this

  18. Cate @ Chez CateyLou says:

    Ooooh Sally, you are making me thirsty! This looks so refreshing and delicious! What a fun drink to make for a party! Exciting news about the move – what a big year for you! My husband is from Philly and went to law school there!

    1. So cool, Cate! And thank you. 🙂

  19. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says:

    Oh this gorgeous, fruity sangria reminds me that Spring is (supposedly) on its way! And then summer! I’ll have to bookmark this gorgeous sangria to welcome the season for sure! 😀

  20. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    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!

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

  21. Nancy Ochoa says:

    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?

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

      1. Brut? Extra dry?

  22. 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.

  23. Syeda Fatima says:

    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

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

      1. Syeda Fatima says:

        Thankyou for your reply Sally

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

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

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

  26. 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.

  27. Jan Haring says:

    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!  

  28. Would frozen mixed berries work in this recipe?

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

    1. Definitely! Enjoy, Leslie.

  30. 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.

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