Sangria Blanco

The quintessential summer cocktail: Sangria! This Sangria Blanco is a refreshing cocktail perfect for a hot summer day to be enjoyed with friends and family!


My favorite time of year is here — summer! It doesn’t last long here in Calgary so we try to make the most of it when it’s here. The great thing about summer here in Alberta is that the days are super long, it doesn’t get dark till after 10pm every day. It’s beautiful!

Long days, warm nights, but nothing says summer more than sitting on a patio drinking sangria. Sharing it with your friends and family is even better.

So here’s the thing with sangrias. You don’t really need a recipe. Pretty much anything goes. Fruits, wine, whether it’s white or red doesn’t matter, and loads of ice. However, if you really insist on using a recipe, I strongly suggest you try my recipe. It’s to die for! Pineapple, strawberries, lime, white wine, cognac, the combination is just too good to be true. Let’s just say that I had more than one drink. More than 2 drinks even!

It’s just that good…


Sangria Blanco
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Serves: 8
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 2 cups ginger ale
  • 2 oz cognac
  • 1 lime, cut into slices
  • ½ pineapple, cut into small wedges with skin removed
  • 1 cup strawberries, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup lime grenadine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups ice
  1. Combine all ingredients into a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Feel free to experiment with different liqueurs and different fruit depending on the season.



  1. says

    A. This looks super sweet and delicious! B. AHH!! I love your pitcher! My husband managed to break my vintage one from my great grandmother (deep breaths…) and I haven’t yet found one to replace it. Where did you find this one??

    • says

      OMG Isn’t it gorgeous? But I hate to admit it, it’s my friend’s, she brought it over just so we can make some Sangria as I didn’t have a big enough pitcher. I’m really not quite sure where she got it though, but she had a baby one and this size you see in the picture.

  2. says

    Hi Jo, wonderful writing and photography. This Sangria sounds almost as good as that sex in a pan recipe of yours…must make it soon.

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