Level up your white wine sangria with a zingy kick!
Make this Hibiscus Sangria anytime you want a refreshing drink that is fruity and herbal.
The caffeine-free hibiscus tea gives so much flavor and rad pink color! It’s a perfect sipper for a summer evening.
It’s one of my favorite wine cocktails to make and serve for a happy hour at home.
Refreshing Hibiscus Sangria
You guys! SO refreshing. I’m not a fan of super sweet drinks so I think this Hibiscus Sangria is perfect.
It has the fruity flavors that a traditional sangria recipe has which is awesome.
But it also has a zingy, herbal flavor from the hibiscus. Hibiscus is a flower that is packed with antioxidants and polyphenols.
Hibiscus is such a cool ingredient and it’s always great in cocktails. Plus it gives your boozy beverage a little health boost. (Not calling this a healthy drink – no way).
Read this article if you want to know more health benefits of Hibiscus.
Here are more cocktails I’ve made with this flavorful flower.
What kind of wine should I use
My favorite kind of wine to use for this Sangria with Hibiscus is Sauvignon Blanc. It has a nice, bright fruity flavor while not being too sweet.
Pinot Grigio would also be great since they are even a little less fruity and have an herbal quality.
You could also make this sweeter by using a dessert wine like Viognier or Riesling.
If you’ve ever heard of Sangria de Jamaica, then you know you can also use red wine for this recipe. I’m not a red wine lover so I prefer white, but red is a very traditional choice!
Can I substitute the hibiscus tea
I prefer to use Hibiscus tea to make this sangria. I think it gives a great flavor and is less sweet and more herbal than some of these substitutes.
But there are several ways to add the flower to drinks:
- Fruitlab Hibiscus Liqueur
- Hibiscus Cooler
- Hibiscus Water
- Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup
- Hibiscus Vodka
- Agua de Jamaica
How to make Hibiscus Tea Sangria
Yum! Just looking at these photos is enough to make my mouth water!
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
- Hibiscus tea bags
- white wine, chilled
This is my favorite Hibiscus Tea to use but if your store doesn’t have it, any will work.
As with all of my recipes, I like this list of ingredients to be a suggestion. If you don’t love these fruits, by all means, switch them up.
I think this Hibiscus Sangria would also be great with stone fruits like peaches and plums! Watermelon would be yummy too!
Boil 2 cups of water in a small pot then add 2 hibiscus tea bags.
Continue on a low boil for 3-4 minutes.
Remove from heat, discard tea bags, and let cool for several minutes until cool enough to handle.
Pour the tea into a pitcher or large jar and place it in the refrigerator or freezer. Leave there until cool (it should only take about 30 minutes in the freezer).
Meanwhile, about 10 minutes before serving, slice all fruit and divide evenly into two 16-ounce mason jars or two tall glasses.
Add half a cup of chilled white wine (or more – you do you, boo) to each jar, and top off with half of the chilled hibiscus tea mixture. Enjoy!
The lemon and lime bring out the citrus flavors in the hibiscus tea. And the strawberry and apple gives it a little more of a fruity punch.
This refreshing White Wine Hibiscus Sangria Recipe is one of my favorites to make when having friends over for a chill afternoon.
Not only is the color gorgeous but the flavor is out of this world! I can’t wait for you to try this Hibiscus Tea Sangria!
Supplies to make this recipe
More Sangria Recipes
- This Apple Spice Sangria is perfect for fall.
- Make this Sangria with Iced Tea for anyone who loves black tea!
- Passion Fruit Sangria is my signature party drink! SO tasty!
- Boil 2 cups of water in a small pot.
- Add 2 hibiscus tea bags, and heat on a low boil for 3-4 minutes.
- Remove from heat, discard tea bags, and let cool for several minutes.
- Once cool enough to handle, pour the tea in a pitcher or jar and place in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Leave there until cool (it should only take about 30 minutes in the freezer).
- Meanwhile, about 10 minutes before serving, slice all fruit and divide evenly into two 16-ounce mason jars or two tall glasses.
- Add half a cup of chilled white wine to each jar, and top off with half of the chilled hibiscus tea mixture.
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