While the details are few and far between, traditional sangria can be traced back to Spain, Greece, and England (different variations), and dates back to the 18th century. Without many concrete details on the origins of the drink, many believe that the name stems from the Spanish word “sangre,” which means blood.
Red wine with chopped fruit is what the sangria was first consisted of, but over the centuries, new additions and twists on the classic have become very popular as well. From adding orange juice or brandy to using different types of wines, new sangria variations are great for many occasions.
If you are looking for a new, bold sangria variation for your next brunch, check out this white sangria recipe. We know that white sangria isn’t completely revolutionary, but white sangria with Prosecco is something that will get everyone talking! This white sangria recipe with Prosecco adds a new dynamic to a crowd favorite that will pair perfectly with any brunch spread that graces the table, and it’s called White Sangria Sparkler.
Throwing this delicious drink together takes about 10 minutes and requires no special bartending skills, so have no fear and give this recipe a try!
How to make White Sangria Sparklers for your friends and family
- 1 bottle of Zonin Prosecco
- 1 bottle of white wine
- 2 fresh peaches (or frozen to help keep your drink colder longer)
- 2 kiwis peeled and sliced
- 1 cup of fresh raspberries
- 3 tbsp sugar (or more depending on taste)
- 8 sprigs of fresh mint
- In a large pitcher, combine white wine, fruit, and sugar together. Stir well to help the sugar dissolve.
- Let the mix chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, or more if you have time, because the flavors will be much richer the longer you can wait.
- When you are ready to serve, pour mixture over ice and finish off with Prosecco, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
White Sangria Sparkler Variations
If you are feeling creative, you can try mixing up the fruit combinations that you add to the sangria. Some good combinations are:
- Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
- Oranges, kiwis, and limes
- Peaches and mangos
Whatever fruit combination strikes you, give it a try! There is really no way to mess this easy sangria recipe up, which is another reason why it is so great. Just remember to grab a few extra bottles of Zonin Prosecco because this easy sangria recipe for a crowd will disappear fast.