White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria

Strawberries, lemon, apples, white wine, and rum make a perfect summer sangria that’ll knock your socks off.

Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Some might argue that a true sangria is red.

Me, I don’t care either way. It’s sangria. When you’re drinking sangria – regardless of the hue – life is automatically good. Who would want to argue with that?

This White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria recipe in particular has become a fast fave in our house. It’s sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. It’s just-right sweet. The strawberries lend their signature summery taste while the sour lemon keeps everything in check. Lemon-lime soda tops it off and, I think, makes this sangria particularly drinkable – in a bit of a dangerous way, actually.

White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria recipe - Strawberries, lemon, apples, white wine, and rum make a perfect summer sangria that'll knock your socks off.

And then there’s the buzzed fruit. Thanks to the addition of rum, the strawberries and apples are nice and kicky – perfect for picking out of the glass for a quick nibble.

This is such a wonderfully refreshing sangria – great for the hot, muggy days ahead. And warm summer evenings. And sunny afternoons. And maybe even right now.

White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Strawberries, lemon, apples, white wine, and rum make a perfect summer sangria that'll knock your socks off.


  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced (any kind)
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine (a dry-ish white wine is best - I like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay)
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda


  1. Add lemon slices to a large pitcher, then the apples and strawberries.
  2. Pour the wine and rum over the top.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 - 5 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda. Add a few pieces of the fruit to your glass and pour sangria over to serve.
  5. Leftovers keep for a day or so, but you likely won't have any! 🙂

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White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria - Strawberries, lemon, apples, white wine, and rum make a perfect summer sangria that'll knock your socks off.

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

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  11. What do you think about adding basil?

    • I think that’s a brilliant idea! I’ve added mint but never basil. It will definitely change the flavor, but I think for the better. If you try it please come back and let us know how it turns out!

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  13. I’m going to try this with lemon flavored sparkling water to cut down on the calories and sweetness – any thoughts or suggestions?

  14. Hi – Do you use red or green apples?

  15. OMG! Look so Delicious, Love to make this, thanks for the recipe as well 🙂

  16. This was excellent, with both Pink Moscato and White Zinfandel. Thanks for the recipe! 

  17. This looks so tasty and refreshing. I love the color!

  18. there is a Cuban restaurant here in NYC that serves bottomless sangria with more than a dozen varieties of all different hues during weekend brunch…my main reason for going.

  19. This sounds so yummy! Great time to try it with this hot weather too! I’m going to have to try and find some sangrias. 

  20. i am having an open house for 50+ people. seems like i would likely have to buy a case of wine. we’ll have beer and i’m sure some people will bring their own beverages. how much does anyone recommend i make? thanks!

  21. I made this recipe and filmed a review with friends! Thanks and gorgeous blog. 🙂  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUOiLJdsXZ0

    • Hi Valerie, just watched your video and it was hilarious! Thanks! Loved the end where you were cradling the pitcher – and yay, it was my recipe you were cradling! Victory! 😉 How can I score an invite to the next one?! 😉

  22. Yum yum yum!!! This looks so fresh and yummy!!! I think my readers will love this featured in my Summer Drinks post 🙂 Thanks so much for the tasty recipes! 

  23. This recipes looks delicious, however real sangria uses brandy not rum which is from the Caribbean not Spain.

  24. YES! This is the best sangria recipe! Your recipe is very similar to mine and I love it. Definitely i will try it.
    Thank you

  25. Has anyone tried it with a little extra rum….? 🙂

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