Boozy White Sangria

white sangria glasses
Photo: Sidney Bensimon
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
8 to 10 Serves

Just the thing for summer entertaining! Macerate a quartet of fruits -- pineapple, honeydew, grapes, and kiwi -- with sugar, elderflower liqueur, and vodka or tequila the night before a party, then have your guests add white wine and seltzer to taste on the day of.


  • 3 cups mixed fruits, such as pineapple, honeydew melon, grapes, and kiwifruits, cut into ½-inch pieces; plus frozen fruit, for serving (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • ½ cup vodka or blanco tequila

  • ¼ cup St-Germain or other elderflower liqueur

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine, chilled, for serving

  • Seltzer or citrus soda, for serving (optional)


  1. Toss fresh fruits with sugar, vodka, and St-Germain. Cover; refrigerate, tossing occasionally, at least 4 hours and up to 1 day. Fill a glass halfway with frozen fruit, if desired. Add macerated fruits, and top with wine and a splash of seltzer, if desired.

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