Ingredients in White Wine Sangria
Wine is the central ingredient of sangria, so pick well. You could honestly choose any white wine that you like, but I recommend a Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Moscato or Sauvignon Blanc. All of these wines have fruity notes that makes them perfect sangria wines, balancing and bouncing off the fruit added to the drink.
You can also pick whatever fruit you like, but peaches, grapes and berries are perfect and all in season in the summertime. In addition to the wine and fruit, sangria is fortified with spirits and here I’ve used an orange liqueur (Cointreau) and some brandy. You could use any triple sec in this recipe and many other triple secs have a lower alcohol content than Cointreau if you plan on drinking a few glasses of sangria.
I find that sangria is sweet enough with the addition of the orange liqueur and fruit, but if you have a sweet tooth, you might sweeten the sangria with a simple syrup – a simple mixture of sugar and water.