White Wine Sangria – Refined Sugar-Free

Sometimes, when you’re on holiday a glass of wine just wont cut it.  You want a cocktail!  Something thirst quenching and refreshing and preferably pretty looking!  But all of them have some kind of liqueur in them and due to the medical diet that I follow, I can’t have refined sugar.  You can feel a bit left out when everyone else is sipping their sugar laden Mojitos and Pina Coladas so I decided to create my own Refined-Sugar Free White Wine Sangria.  I used to love the one that Maria’s Restaurant makes – delicious, but very potent – so I went about creating a similar flavour without the sugary additions!White Wine Sangria (Refined Sugar-Free) by Emma Eats & Explores

It’s very simple to make and you only need a few ingredients.  First you need to chop up the fruit.  I prefer soft fruit in my Sangria and I like a mix of colours so I used blackberries, nectarines, raspberries and blueberries but you can use whatever fruit you have to hand.White Wine Sangria (Refined Sugar-Free) by Emma Eats & Explores

Add this to the bottom of a 2 litre jug along with plenty of ice!  Uncork the white wine and empty the whole bottle into the jug as well.  Any white wine will do – the fruit juice masks a lot of the taste so don’t bother with an expensive one!  I used a Portuguese Vinho Verde as it’s a perfect light lunchtime wine with a slight sparkle.   Add 250ml pineapple juice – make sure you buy the fresh stuff, not from concentrate or anything with added sugar.  Alternatively you could juice your own which would probably be even more delicious!  You could also use a different juice if you prefer but in order to keep the colour of the White Wine Sangria try to use a pale yellow one – something like peach or grapefruit or even orange.

Top up with sparkling water – about 500ml – or to taste depending on how strong you like it.  The drink is perfect and very refreshing like this but you may want to add an extra kick!  Traditional White Wine Sangria has lots of spirits added to it, like white port or rum, but as we’re avoiding the refined-sugar, you can use vodka for the extra punch!  100ml should give it the necessary kick!  Stir all the ingredients together and serve in a large glass over some more ice.

Delicious and refreshing!  And no need to feel left out from the cocktail scene.  It looks beautiful in the glass and means that you can join in with everyone else.  Just don’t let them have a taste!  I did and they all wanted mine instead!!

If you like  Cocktails you should check out my Summer Cocktail Round-Up.  They’re all Refined Sugar-Free so there’s sure to be something to tickle your taste buds!  The Vodka Watermelon Cooler is particularly delicious!

Cheers!White Wine Sangria (Refined Sugar-Free) by Emma Eats & Explores

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White Wine Sangria (Refined Sugar-Free) by Emma Eats & Explores
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Optional Extra
White Wine Sangria (Refined Sugar-Free) by Emma Eats & Explores
  1. Chop up the fruit - any fruit will do - but I like soft fruit in my Sangria with lots of different colours so I used blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and nectarines.
  2. Add to a 2l jug with plenty of ice.
  3. Uncork and add the whole bottle of white wine to the jug.
  4. Add the pineapple juice.
  5. Add the sparkling water to taste.
  6. Stir well and serve in a large glass over more ice.
Optional step
  1. Add vodka to the Sangria as well, before stirring.
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Allergy & Dietary Information for White Wine Sangria

This recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Refined-Sugar Free.  It’s also suitable for Paleo, SCD, and Vegan diets.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. confettiandbliss says:

    I love the cool refreshing taste of Sangria! Perfect for these hot summer nights in California. I love that your delicious recipe is refined-sugar free. I’d love to enjoy a nice cold glass of your Sangria right now!

  2. Dieter says:

    I like the idea of an refreshing drink in the summer 🙂

  3. mystyle5 says:

    Yum, this looks delicious! Definitely making it at the next house party 🙂

  4. frugalboujeemama says:

    Yum! I definitely need to try this. One the reason I try to refrain from drinking is because refine sugar breaks me out on the left side of my face near jawbone area…weird right?! I love me some wine, but you’re right sometimes you need a COCKTAIL!! LOL

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      i get a rash on my neck and up my face so it’s not weird to me! lol

  5. This looks like the perfect summer drink! I will have to try it out!

  6. Kendra Prior says:

    Love your take on white sangria and your idea to use pineapple juice. It’s easy to go nuts with too much sugar when making sangria, but this looks super freshing without all the extra sweet. Lovely pics, too!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      It’s easy to take lovely pics when you’re on holiday in a gorgeous villa lol!!

  7. I’m gonna be getting together with my gal friend this weekend and we are gonna try this!!

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I am saving this White Wine Sangria Recipe for when I have guests over. It does look like a refreshing drink. Perfect for entertaining!

  9. Leah says:

    Pool side with this sangria!! Yes I need that in my life!

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