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Make a white Margarita Sangria for your next party! This easy cocktail recipe is the perfect combination of a classic margarita and a delicious sangria recipe.

Sometimes I don’t want to choose between serving margaritas or sangria at a party…now you don’t have to!

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margarita sangria in a stemless wineglass

Let’s talk about sangria for a minute. It seems like a very grown-up drink to me, or am I crazy?

I mean, as a teenager young 21-year old we didn’t go around drinking sangria from pitchers filled with fresh fruit. We bought $2 Boone’s Strawberry Hill. Or we’d splurge for a 6-pack of Zima. Remember Zima?

Anyway.

Once I grew up and got married and started to go to grown-up BBQs and parties, sangria was always served, and I avoided it like the plague. To me, sangria meant red wine and a bunch of fruit, and OMG I hate red wine.

{Wine is supposed to be cold and crisp. Red wine is neither.}

Only since food blogging did I realize that sangria could be made with white wine. I was shocked, awed, and couldn’t wait for my next party so I could make my own. Fast forward 8 months and I made this delicious margarita sangria recipe.

A cool and crisp white sangria is my perfect party drink: it’s a bit sweet with a little bubble, and it is full of my favorite: white wine. However, it always felt strange to me to serve something like sangria alongside tacos or fajitas at a dinner party. I love me a margarita, but I love wine and sangria more…so it was just natural to marry the two.

margarita sangria in stemless wine glass

This Margarita Sangria recipe has all the flavors of a margarita mixed with wine. It’s like my two BFFs came to live with me.

My favorite way to enjoy a margarita is on the rocks, so it totally lends itself to sangria. Once you add in the citrus, it’s the perfect combination.

So, how do you make the perfect Margarita Sangria recipe?

You build this cocktail in layers in a nice large pitcher. Then let it sit to meld all the flavors and serve it on the rocks with a nice salty rim. There are just a few components to making the perfect pitcher:

  1. Fruit: limes, lemons, and oranges. I love the colors using several citrus fruits adds.
  2. Wine: a bottle of your favorite sauvignon blanc. You don’t have to buy the most expensive bottle, but get something you’d like to drink plain.
  3. Tequila: use your favorite silver tequila for this recipe.
  4. Margarita Mix: this adds a little sweetness and that telltale margarita flavor.
  5. Right before serving, I also add club soda to the pitcher. I think bubbles are an important part of any sangria, but you can omit this if you want. (Remember, I used to love Zima, so I can only assume the bubble loving stems from that, lol.)

Add all your ingredients (except the club soda) to a pretty pitcher and chill it for a few hours. You want the flavors to have time to mix.

Then you just have to decide: with salt or without? I love a nice salty rim on a sweet margarita. It balances the flavors nicely.

This margarita sangria would be perfect next to a huge plate of nachos and fajitas and tacos and beans and guacamole…or just because you want an excuse to drink tequila and wine together.

Or, serve it with brownies like I like to. Your choice. 🙂

Margarita Sangria - the perfect blend of a margarita and a bottle of wine!

Give a Margarita Sangria a try. Or, don’t. Once I tried it I can’t stop making it, so you run that risk. 😉

Enjoy!

margarita sangria in a stemless wine glass with salt

Margarita Sangria

5 from 3 votes
Make a white Margarita Sangria for your next party! This easy cocktail recipe is the perfect combination of a classic margarita and a delicious sangria recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 8 -12 servings
Serving Size 1 sangria

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 3/4 cup margarita mix non-alcoholic
  • 2 limes sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 2 cups club soda cold
  • More fruit for garnish
  • Salt for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Stir together the wine, tequila, and margarita mix in a large pitcher.
  • Add sliced fruit to the pitcher. Chill until ready to serve. Before serving, add cold club soda to the pitcher.
  • Serve over ice with a salted rim, if desired. To salt the rim, wipe the rim of the glass with lime then dip upside down in salt.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1sangria | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Click here to see more DRINK recipes! Or, check out some favorites from a few of my friends: Tropical Margarita Sangria or a plain old (but delicious) White Sangria.

Watermelon Lemonade Margarita is perfect for summer!

Raspberry Lemonade Margarita uses my favorite drink: lemonade!

Salty Dog Punch – for those of you who love grapefruit!

Last Updated on May 13, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. These sangrias paired with a big ol’ plate of Mexican brownies, and I’m good to go for Cinco de Mayo! 🙂 Pinned!

  2. Doesn’t everyone serve sangria with brownies? 😉

    These sound sooooo good! I love red wine but HATE red wine sangria. All the fruit and the coldness…just tastes so wrong. But yours…yes, this is a drink worth making! Pretty excited to try it…and Hubs just left town so that means I can keep it all to myself. #selfishandnotevensorry

  3. I can definitely pretend it’s Friday just so I can have one of these sangrias!:) These are so pretty and colorful! Love this fantastic combo!

  4. Seriously were we separated at birth? I loved Boone’s Strawberry Hill and miss Zima bottles so much. To me wine was always a wine cooler black cherry. Aww miss those days, but yes i have gotten better at expanding my drinking choices. Sangria, love it! Margaritas, love it! Moscato, love it! I feel ya when it cube comes to mixed drinks sometimes cheap is good. Thanks for this new twist on two favorites. They are on the menu for this weekend. Yay!

    1. And i came to the realization that piña coladas aren’t just to sip by the beach kind of drinks. Ha! Google recipe for cocito if coconut is in the near future, yum!

  5. Why wait for Friday when it’s ALWAYS 5 o’clock somewhere?? 😉 I’m still not a big drinker — I’ve barely drank since the summer I turned 21 due to a second round of mono, oof! — but if it’s something fruity and refreshing, count me in! Your sangria at the party must have been incredible because it looked like every single adult had a glass. No joke! And I’m all about the sweetness, not salt. I’ll save that for my pretzels instead!

  6. This is a delicious, summery, refreshing mixed drink! I might use less sweet and more citrus because I prefer a sweet-tart mixed drink. Playing with drink ingredients until you get your best personal preference balance is half the fun. The other half is drinking it!

  7. Margaritas in sangria form, love this! I’m definitely a sweeter drink kind of girl so this refreshing cocktail is calling my name!