This summer sangria recipe is the perfect drink to sip on and relax after a long day! When I think sangria my mind instantly jumps to red wine infused with citrus, but it’s time to give this beverage a summer make-over, and peach sangria it is!
And, this summer white sangria is so refreshing. It’s packed full of summer fruit like mango, melon, peaches, and citrus, mint…and a splash of tequila for good measure! Whenever we have a summer cookout, this white wine sangria recipe is one that my friends often ask for. Everyone loves watermelon sangria. 🙂
OH! And PLEASE, please, please don’t add ice. It will water down the sangria, and no one likes a watery cocktail. Instead, you can freeze a few cups of the fruit that you used and use those as makeshift ice cubes. They’ll keep your drink cold but won’t water it down. WIN.
What Is Sangria?
Sangria is a punch made from wine and fruit. Often times there are juices, sugars, and liqueurs like brandy added as well.
It’s very sweet, but definitely not always paleo! If you’re ordering it out, you’ll want to double check the ingredients.
OR, just make your own simple sangria recipe, like my peach sangria.
What’s In Sangria?
There are so many wonderful flavors and ingredients in this homemade sangria! I will go into details shortly, but you can even add other fruits too.
Here are the ingredients for the best summer sangria recipe:
- Mango – This delicious tropical fruit adds tons of flavor to this easy sangria recipe.
- Watermelon – The cool refreshing watermelon takes this summer white sangria to the next level of good.
- Peach – Seriously, peaches are one of my favorite fruits, so it only makes sense to add some in.
- Lemon – This fruity sangria recipe needs a little citrus flavor.
- Lime – Tangy limes always go great with tequila and white wine!
- White Wine – This is the key ingredient to the watermelon sangria. So good!
- Silver Tequila – I don’t put a ton of tequila in this white peach sangria, just enough to add a little punch.
- Honey – You can’t totally leave it out if you want, but I like the little bit of added sweetness it provides.
- Carbonated Water – Just a splash goes a long way.
How To Make Sangria
I can’t wait to share with you how to make the best sangria recipe ever! Loaded with fruit that compliments each other, white wine and tequila, how can you go wrong?
Here are the steps for how to make sangria, summer-style:
- Begin by adding mint, tequila, and honey to the pitcher. Then toss in the fruit and wine.
- Give it a stir and chill in the fridge. You can cool it for 4-24 hours, so the flavors have time to mix together.
- Add some club soda when ready to serve.
Summer Sangria Recipe Variations
Guess what?! You can actually add other fruits in this white wine sangria recipe to change or enhance the flavors!
I love sangria recipes like that because you have options, and that can keep everyone happy. Here are some of my favorite ingredients to add in every once in a while:
- Blueberries – They add a lovely berry flavor to the summer white sangria. However, the color of the sangria will change to more purple color other than clear.
- Cantaloupe – Watermelon and cantaloupe just go together, so why not put them both in this peach sangria.
- Honeydew – The flavor of honeydew melon is beautifully sweet and tastes amazing. Toss in a few pieces and be prepared to fall in love.
- Strawberries – Yum! Strawberries go perfectly in this or any other white wine sangria recipe because they have so much flavor.
- Oranges – With the citrus from the lemon and lime, oranges are a terrific choice to add it. They provide vibrant color and incredible flavor.
Should You Eat The Fruit In Sangria?
Yes! You should eat the fruit in sangria! Warning, it may be a little boozy as it’s soaked in tequila and wine but it certainly tastes good! But really, it’s totally up to you. There are no right or wrong answers here.
How Do You Store Summer Sangria?
Store this summer sangria recipe in the refrigerator. The wine itself will last 5-7 days in the fridge.
The problem is that the fruit will start to go bad before the wine does. For this reason, you should only keep it around for 3 or 4 days tops in the refrigerator.
Can You Freeze This White Wine Sangria Recipe?
Yes, you can freeze this white wine sangria recipe. It will have more of a slushy texture when it’s time to serve it, and it’s amazing.
You can store it in a freezer-safe storage bag, airtight container, or pour it into ice cube trays. If you pour it into the ice cube trays once it’s frozen solid, you can take the cubes out and put them in an airtight container. You can even use them to cool down other alcoholic drinks.
More Paleo Drinks
Whether you are head over heels in love with this white wine sangria or not, you should also check out my over delicious paleo drinks:
- Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita – It has dark purple-red coloring, and it has an amazing smoke that spills over the top of the glass.
- Tequila Berry Smash – Just the right amount of tequila and berries. Reader favorite!
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Watermelon Peach White Wine Summer Sangria Recipe
The watermelon peach summer sangria recipe my friends beg me to make! Perfect for parties + EASY (5 min prep). Learn how to make white sangria (white wine sangria)... it'll be your favorite!
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- 1 cup Mango (diced)
- 1 cup Watermelon (diced)
- 1 medium Peach (sliced)
- 1 medium Lemon (sliced)
- 1 medium Lime (sliced)
- 15 leaves Fresh mint
- 1 bottle White wine (chilled)
- 1/2 cup 100% Agave silver tequila
- 1/4 cup Honey (optional)
- Carbonated water
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- Place the mint and tequila in the bottom of a pitcher and muddle with the back of a wooden spoon until the mint is fragrant. If using the honey stir it in and then add the remaining fruit and wine.
Chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
- To serve add a splash of chilled club soda.
Serving Size: 1/4 entire recipe (~1 cup)
Nutrition Information Per Serving
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A sure thing for a refreshing summer!
This is perfect for all kinds of parties. It is great for summer, too. Absolutely loving it! 🙂
This is tropical heaven! I think this is a perfect party drink and it can’t be better with all those colors and such a beautiful presentation!
Absolutely gorgeous photos! These have some of my favorite summer flavors too. Yum yum, I think I could get into trouble with a pitcher of these.
I love a delicious pitcher of sangria on a hot afternoon. And the balled melon makes it really pretty too!
I just wrote everything down and I am heading to the liquor store and then off to the farmers market for the fruit. I am making this tomorrow for girls night!
Wow! Peach & watermelon are the colors & flavors of Summer! So pretty!
I love a good sangria but I really love is all of the different variations you suggest using! Just perfect!
This looks incredible!! Love all the fruits you added to this sangria – can’t wait to try it out!
This sangria is sooo refreshing! Love the mint!
So refreshing! Thanks for sharing!
I love those cute watermelon balls and the fact that you added mango. This Sangria sounds refreshing and perfect for summer.
This was fantastic for a summer party. I love your inclusion of tequila – I was definitely eating the fruit at the end.
Yes!!! This is totally my type of beverage.