With loads of juicy strawberries, tart lemon, and a few apples thrown in for kicks, this Strawberry Sangria is light, refreshing, and full of strawberry flavor. It’s so easy to make, too, with just 6 ingredients and only 10 minutes to make (no simple syrups or fussy prep!)

This strawberry sangria is prfect for hot, muggy days … warm summer evenings … sunny afternoons … and maybe even right now!

A top view of strawberry sangria in a pitcher, with glasses full of sangria and ice. The background is a peachy red.

This Strawberry Sangria recipe has been pinned well over 1 million times! The Kitchn called it the most popular sangria recipe on Pinterest. I just call this strawberry lemon sangria recipe delicious!

I’ve actually met people who have made this strawberry sangria recipe before we met. It’s so surreal when I learn they “knew” me online – and made one of my recipes – before we ever met in person!

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

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The Story Behind the Recipe

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 to this white sangria recipe, while the sour lemon keeps everything in check.

Lemon-lime soda tops it off and, I think, makes this strawberry lemon sangria particularly drinkable – in a bit of a dangerous way, actually.

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.

Readers say …

“Made this and it was a HUGE hit! Will be making again.”

– Melissa
Ingredients for simple strawberry sangria include lemons, apples, strawberries, rum, white wine, and lemon lime soda.

Strawberry Sangria Ingredients

  • Strawberries – Fresh is best. Fresh picked is even better! Hull them and slice them lengthwise.
  • Lemons – Thinly sliced.
  • Apple – Go for a crisp, sweet apple like Honeycrisp or Fuji.
  • White wine – A drier white wine is best. I like Sauvignon Blanc or a light, unoaked Chardonnay for this sangria.
  • Rum – Go for a light/white rum.
  • Lemon lime soda – Sprite, 7-up, or the like.

What’s the Best White Wine for Sangria?

I prefer a dry-ish, light white wine for white sangria that’s higher in acid. The higher acid helps to balance the fruit and lends a crisp and tart taste for a refreshing sangria. A fruity-tasting one is even better because the fruit flavors mingle better with the fruit in the sangria.

No need to buy an ultra-fancy, expensive bottle of white wine for sangria. Stick with a bottle that’s under $25. But don’t go super cheap, either. Choose a wine you’d be happy to sip all on its own.

Varieties that are go-tos for white sangria are:

  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Unoaked Chardonnay (unoaked Chardonnays are lighter and crisper than oaked)
  • Albariño

Adaptations & Variations

  • If you’re not a fan of carbonation, use lemonade instead of the soda.
  • Go extra on the strawberries. Add two or even three cups! Never enough strawberries.
  • Add more summer fruits like peaches, nectarines, plums, or other berries like raspberries. Yum.
  • For a sweeter taste that’s also closer to traditional sangria, sub the lemon with orange slices. Bonus: You can eat them, too!

How to Make It

This strawberry sangria really is just SO easy to make. All you do is pile the fruit in your pitcher …

Fruit in a clear glass pitcher, ready to make sangria.

… then add the wine and rum. Refrigerate so the fruit, wine, and rum can really mix together and marinate.

Pull it out and add the soda.

Pink strawberry sangria in a clear glass pitcher.


Pour over ice and plop in a few pieces of fruit. Summer life is GOOOD.

A top view of two glasses of sangria on a pink background with strawberries and lemons.

What to Serve with Strawberry Lemon Sangria

How Long Does Strawberry Sangria Last in the Fridge?

Strawberry sangria will last in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just wait until you’re ready to serve it before adding the soda, or it will lose carbonation while it sits.

More Sangria Recipes

I love sangria! Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve shared over the years.

4.80 from 15 votes

Strawberry Sangria

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 10 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 6
Light yet potent! Strawberries, lemon, apples, white wine, and rum make a perfect summer sangria that'll knock your socks off. Pinned over a million times!


  • 2 lemons (thinly sliced)
  • 1 apple (cored and sliced [any kind])
  • 1 cup strawberries (hulled and sliced lengthwise)
  • 750 ml white wine* (1 standard-size bottle)
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda


  • Add lemon slices to a large pitcher, then the apples and strawberries.
  • Pour the wine and rum over the top.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours.
  • 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.
  • Leftovers keep for up to 3 days, but you likely won't have any!



*  a dry-ish white wine is best – I like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay
** I like to opt for a lighter/white rum in this sangria, but standard rum will work, too. 


Keeps for up to 3 days in the fridge. Add the soda right before serving, if possible. I suggest keeping it in an airtight pitcher or covering your pitcher with plastic wrap so the flavors from the fridge don’t permeate the sangria. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1g, Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 23mg, Potassium: 208mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 16IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1mg

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