Even though it seems like red wine sangria is more popular, I must admit that I can’t resist a good white wine sangria, especially if it’s this recipe in particular. Here’s how I make it.
How to Make The Best White Wine Sangria
- Prepare the ingredients. Slice up the apple, lemon, and lime. Remember, fresh fruit is the ‘meat’ of your sangria. Try to find organic fruit if you can!
- Combine the ingredients. Add the sliced apple, lemon, lime, blueberries, raspberries, and white wine into a large pitcher and stir well.
- Refrigerate. Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and put the sangria in the fridge to chill for a minimum of one hour.
- Finish it off. Remove the sangria from the fridge and top with chilled sparkling water.
- Serve. Serve over ice.
Does Wine Lower My Risk of Heart Disease?
It’s a scientifically proven fact that drinking wine can indeed lower your risk of developing heart disease. There’s a huge but that follows that statement, though.
A combination of alcohol, antioxidants, and other compounds found in wine all work together to provide these heart benefits when you drink wine in moderation (less than 2 drinks daily on most days).
Studies have found that individuals who drank wine in moderation like this had about a 20% reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. (1)
Moderate wine consumption helps to improve the ‘good’ HDL levels of cholesterol in your bloodstream, while also helping to lower high blood pressure.
Again though, it must be stressed that these benefits are gained from drinking wine in moderate amounts–not a whole bottle at once!
How Often Can I Have White Wine Sangria for the Health Benefits?
In order to get the most out of this sangria recipe as far as health benefits go, I would recommend simply sticking with one or two (maximum!) drinks per day.
Personally, I stick with one glass daily throughout the week and then I have 2 in the evenings after dinner on the weekend. This means I get to enjoy a tasty drink every day while also keeping my heart health on point–talk about a win-win.
3 Tips for Making the Best Sangria Ever
If you’re looking to take your sangria game to the next level, then keep these helpful tips in mind when you’re making your next batch:
- Pre-chill. You can save time on the chilling process by using pre-chilled (not frozen) fruit when making your sangria.
- Choose the right type of ingredients. When making sangria, I find that Granny Smith apples offer the best bang for your buck. They offer just the right amount of tart flavor that perfectly complements sweeter varieties of white wine.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment. If you follow this recipe exactly, you’re going to end up with one outstanding white wine sangria. With that being said, don’t be shy about mixing things up a bit. Feel free to try making sangria with a variety of dried herbs and spices as well if you really want to make some tasty drinks.
(You may also like: Antioxidant-Rich Red Wine Sangria)
Heart-Healthy White Wine Sangria to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 bottle white wine
- 1 apple, sliced
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 cup chilled sparkling water
- ice cubes
- In a large pitcher add the apple, lemon, lime, blueberries and raspberries and wine.
- Stir well.
- Cover with plastic wrap.
- Let chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Top with sparkling water.
- Serve over ice.