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An easy, 7-ingredient (1-pitcher!) recipe for traditional white wine sangria. We hope you all LOVE this citrusy, bright, refreshingly versatile sangria!

Servings 6 (Gluten-Free, Vegan)


  • 1 medium lime (thinly sliced into rounds)

  • 1 medium lemon (thinly sliced into rounds)

  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar (or sub agave, powdered coconut sugar, maple syrup, or stevia to taste // for drier sangria, omit)

  • 1/2 medium organic green apple (cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces)

  • 1 medium ripe peach or orange (thinly sliced)

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

  • 1 750-ml bottle dry, crisp white wine (chilled) Watch Hill White


  • Ice or frozen berries for serving (used frozen blueberries)

  • First Bite hard cider (optional) (topped off the Sangria in the glass)

  • Fresh mint (optional-but highly suggest!)


1. Add lime, lemon, and sugar (or other sweeteners) to a large pitcher (or use multiple pitchers if making a larger batch) and muddle with a muddler or gently crush with a wooden spoon for 45 seconds.

2. Add apple, orange (or peach), and strawberries. Stir to incorporate. Then add wine and stir once more.

3. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more sweetener of choice for sweetness, lemon or lime juice for acidity, or fruit. Stir to combine.

4. Add ice or frozen berries and stir once more to chill. Serve as is or with a bit more ice and mint (optional). To dilute the mixture, top off glasses with a bit of First Bite hard cider (optional).

5. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours, though best when enjoyed within the first 1-2 days.

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

"Honor the Sangria" is our take on a fruity, refreshing summer sangria, featuring our "Respect the Elder" dry red wine and our First Bite Hard Cider. This recipe can be customized with your favorite seasonal fruits! Perfect for a hot summer day or cookout with the family.

Ingredients 1 bottle of our Respect the Elder dry red wine (chilled) 1 cup  of our First Bite Hard Cider 1 large orange 1 cup thinly sliced seasonal fruit (like Granny Smith apple, pear, peaches, nectarines or pineapples) 1 small lemon, sliced into thin rounds 1-2 TBSP maple syrup to taste (or substitute with brown sugar)

Instructions 1. Slice the orange in half, working from the stem end down. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 the orange into your sangria pitcher. Slice the remaining orange half into thin slices and place in pitcher. 2. Cut your lemon and seasonal fruit into thin slices (or cubes if working with melon or pineapple). Add to the pitcher. 3. Pour a bottle of Respect the Elder (chilled wine) into the pitcher. 4. Add maple syrup, and sweeten the sangria to taste. 5. Serve in a glass over ice and top off with First Bite hard cider. For a deeper fruity flavor, leave the wine and fruit mixture in the refrigerator for 2-8 hours and reserve the First Bite hard cider until just before serving.  6. (Optional) Give it an extra kick by adding 2 oz. of Grand Marnier or Triple Sec.

Wine & Hard Cider DRINK RECIPES

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