White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria

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 sangria 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.

Print Recipe

White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria

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

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 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, then the 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.

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  7. William Berry posted on May 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Did this with dragon fruit bacardi and 7 up. Rex and Goliath Sav Blac for my grad party. It was insane! Just made more today to celebrate cinco. Thanks for this treat Treaty!!

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  11. Heather posted on May 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    What do you think about adding basil?

    • Karen Raye posted on May 21, 2014 at 7:47 am

      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. Julie posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:59 am

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

  14. Melissa posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Hi – Do you use red or green apples?

    • Karen Raye posted on July 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      I’ve used both, and I pretty much love them all! One that’s really pretty in this is pink lady (and tastes especially good, too).

  15. Rebecca - FoodFlav posted on October 20, 2014 at 7:14 am

    OMG! Look so Delicious, Love to make this, thanks for the recipe as well :)

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