White Wine Sangria for a Crowd

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Ever need to make a large batch of booze for big group and don’t want to spend $200 on fancy wine and fresh fruit? Today is your lucky day my friends.

White Wine Sangria

A bride-to-be friend asked us to provide a poolside drinks for 40 guests staying at the hotel where the wedding was taking place. We wanted an elegant drink that would please a crowd without being too pricey. We also wanted a lighter alcoholic drink so guests wouldn’t be too tired to attend the wedding later that afternoon.

 

White Wine Sangria with lemons and strawberries

Inspired by our more high-end Rose Wine Sangria, we created this simple version of White Wine Sangria with help from the freezer section of the grocery store. You can find delicious light and crisp wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio for $3 a bottle which helps keep the cost down (Trader Joe’s is a great resource for inexpensive wine). This is also easy to assemble.  I cut the strawberries and lemons on a cutting board on the floor of my hotel room with a butter knife and had the whole drink dispenser ready to go in 10 minutes!

 

White Wine Sangrai + Ice Bucket

 

Lightly sweet, with a fruity citrus fizz, this cocktail was a huge hit with the wedding guests. Not one drop was left as the stunning bride walked down the aisle.

White Wine Sangriafor a crowd
(Serves 30-40)

6 bottles Sauvignon Blanc or other light and fruity white wine, chilled
2 12oz cans frozen lemonade concentrate
2 cups Triple Sec or other orange flavored liquor
1 pint of strawberries, tops removed and sliced into rounds
1 cup fresh lemon juice
5 lemons, sliced into rounds
12 oz frozen raspberries
16 oz frozen peaches
1 or 2 liters sparkling water

About 2 hours before serving mix the wine, frozen lemonade, triple sec, lemon juice, lemon slices and strawberry slices in a large drink dispenser. Allow to sit in the fridge to let the flavors meld. Just before serving mix in 1 liter of sparkling water and check for taste, adding more sparkling water if needed and then add frozen raspberries and peaches, stir well. Serve alongside a bucket of ice.

 

PS- Thank you to the Florio family for the wonderful glass drink dispenser in these photos! xo, LEH

11 Comments on White Wine Sangria for a Crowd

  1. Jessi from Florida
    July 22, 2011 at 7:04 am (6 years ago)

    Just made this! All those yummy flavors are marrying now, SO looking forward to serving tonight! Have a bunch of friends coming for a BBQ tonight, this will be the perfect starter.

    I really enjoy your posts. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  2. Ashley
    July 22, 2011 at 8:47 am (6 years ago)

    Where did you get this beverage dispenser? I have been looking everywhere for it!!

  3. applesandonions
    July 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Ashley, the dispenser was a wedding gift from Dillards, that is all I know about it, I’m sorry. Hope you find a great one soon! Thanks for reading. xo, LEH

  4. applesandonions
    July 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm (6 years ago)

    YAY! I hope it turned our well Jessi. xo, LEH

  5. Esther
    September 7, 2012 at 9:16 am (5 years ago)

    Hey There,
    You can actually use a all different styles of beverage dispensers to coordinate with your party decor. Check out ClassicHostess.com for a complete selection on drink dispensers that will make your party buzz… pedestals, ceramic, glass, acrylic and so much more!

  6. karen
    April 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm (3 years ago)

    will this fit in a 2 gallon container? I noticed the container used is 2.75 gallons.

  7. Megan
    June 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm (2 years ago)

    What size wine bottles are you using for this ?

  8. Taryn
    June 22, 2015 at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks delicious, I’m not a fan of carbonation though. What can I use in place of the sparkling water?

  9. Tracy Webb
    July 11, 2015 at 9:10 am (2 years ago)

    We’re going to use this for my sons wedding…

  10. Ann
    August 27, 2015 at 7:51 am (2 years ago)

    what type of sparkling water did you use?

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