Recipe: Strawberry Mango White Wine Sangria

Cocktail Recipes

By: Deborah Murphy, MS, RD, LDN


Photo Credit: Get Healthy U

This fresh and colorful strawberry mango white wine sangria is a perfect batch cocktail option for backyard BBQs in the summer months, bridal showers, or brunch with friends or family. 

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, nothing is more refreshing than a cold glass of this easy white sangria! This delicious wine cocktail recipe for strawberry mango sangria is the perfect patio drink for a hot summer day. 
It has everything you love about a classic white wine sangria recipe – fruit and wine – but with a strawberry, mango twist!

We love making up this white sangria recipe for any guests that stop by during your summer gatherings like backyard BBQ or evening picnics. Feel free to experiment with a variety of fruits as mentioned in the variations section below; there are so many delicious combinations.

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    Table of contents

    Ingredients You’ll Need

    white wine sangria ingredients laid out on a white background.
    • White Wine: choose a middle shelf crisp white wine that isn’t overly sweet. We like to use pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc for sangria. You could even experiment with a sparkling wine if you like a bubbly sangria. 
    • Orange Liqueur: you’ll need an orange liqueur (like Cointreau, grand marnier, or triple sec) for this white wine sangria recipe, but you can also use other fruit based liqueurs like a peach or apricot one. For a less boozy sangria, you could use orange juice instead.
    • Mango Nectar: tropical fruit is delicious when paired with the white wine in this sangria. To highlight the mango flavor and add a little sweetness, we used mango nectar. Since it helps sweeten this sangria, you don’t need to add simple syrup like a lot of recipes.
    • Strawberries & Mango: we love this delicious and colorful combination of fruit in white wine sangria. We used fresh fruit but you can use frozen in a pinch. 
    • Fresh Citrus: add some sliced citrus fruits like lime and lemon to your sangria as well; the tartness balances out the sweetness from the mango and strawberry.

    Variations

    • Strawberry & Peach Sangria: add 1-2 sliced fresh peaches instead of mango and use white grape juice instead of mango nectar. You could also swap out the orange liqueur for a peach schnapps in this variation.
    • Berry Sangria: add 2 ½ cups worth of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) to the pitcher instead of mango when making this sangria. Use white grape juice instead of mango nectar. 
    • Stone Fruit Sangria: add 2 ½ cups of sliced peaches, plums, or apricots to this sangria variation.  Use white grape juice instead of mango nectar. You could also swap the orange liqueur for an apricot brandy in this version.

    How to Make White Wine Sangria

    tall pitcher layered partially filled with sliced fresh fruit with a bottle of white wine being poured into it from the top.
    • Chop Your Fruit: prep your fruit for the sangria by washing everything well. Chop strawberries and mango into bite size pieces and thinly slice the citrus. Add to a large pitcher. (We love this sangria pitcher and glasses set!)
    • Combine Fruit and Wine: add the bottle of white wine, mango juice, and orange liqueur to the pitcher with the fruit. Store the sangria mixture in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours or overnight so that the fruit has time to infuse the wine with sweet flavor. 
    • Serve: Pour sangria into glasses with ice cubes. Top with sparkling water, club soda, lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale if desired for a little fizz. Garnish your glasses of sangria with fresh mint or edible flowers.

    What is the Best White Wine for Sangria?

    When shopping for a white wine for sangria, the best wine is a dry, slightly acidic white wine like pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc. Even though the fruit in sangria does add flavor, you want to pick a white wine that you enjoy drinking by the glass. It’s tempting to buy the cheapest wine for sangria but their bad flavor won’t be covered up by the fruit. 

    strawberry mango sangria in a tall pitcher on a tray with two glasses of sangria garnished with mint.

    What to Serve with White Wine Sangria

    This easy white wine sangria recipe is a perfect pitcher cocktail option for backyard BBQs in the summer, bridal showers, or brunch with friends or family. Some of our favorite dishes to serve up with this sangria on a hot summer evening include: tropical mahi mahi, foil packet grilled salmon and veggies, shrimp and cilantro lime rice bowls, grilled kabobs (3 ways), or chili lime chicken with strawberry salsa.

    Yield: 5 serving(s)

    Ingredients

    • 1 bottle white wine
    • 1/2 cup mango juice
    • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
    • 1 mango, sliced
    • 2 cups strawberries, chopped
    • 2 limes, sliced
    • 1 lemon, sliced
    • Optional: sparkling water (for serving)

    Directions

    1. Mix everything together in a tightly sealed container or pitcher and chill in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
    2. To serve, add sangria to serving glasses with ice. Top with sparkling water if desired. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

    Nutrition Information Per Serving

    Calories: 215

    Carbohydrates: 17 gram(s)

    Sugar: 14 gram(s)

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    5 Comments


    on Reply

    Can you suggest ingredient amounts for large batches, specifically 3 gallon dispensers? Thank you!


      on Reply

      I don't have exacts - but a bottle of wine is the main ingredient and it's approx 25 oz. 128 oz is a gallon. SO - that is approx 4 bottles of wine (all the other stuff takes space) per gallon. I've never seen a 3 gallon dispenser but that is huge!! And I'd do 12 bottles of wine - so almost like 12 times the ingredients ... you probably will need to play around with taste a little!!


    on Reply

    Sounds good. Dont have a comment but a question. I l'm not much of a drinker but love a new sweet white but i dont like coconut rum so is there anything else i can use in place of that?


      on Reply

      You can use plain rum instead of coconut for a less strong coconut flavor, or try brandy or cognac.


    on Reply

    This is so great! I once tried a glass of strawberry mango juice after a golf game, and I just fell in love with it! I was searching for a homemade recipe for this drink and I found your post! Very detailed instruction. I will give it a try soon. Thank you for sharing!




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