New Zealand Kiwi Sangria

Made from New Zealand sauvignon blanc and kiwis! Simple syrup is an ingredient used often in Sangria recipes. It is a mixture of sugar to water in equal parts. Make some in advance; it can be stored in a covered container in your refrigerator for weeks.–Kim Haasarud

New Zealand Kiwi Sangria Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 4 H
  • Serves about 6


  • For the simple syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • For the sangria
  • 1 bottle New Zealand sauvignon blanc
  • 1/4 cup Midori melon liqueur
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 6 kiwis, peeled and sliced (use both the green and gold, for variation in flavor and color)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • Soda water or 7-Up, if desired


  • Make the simple syrup
  • 1. In a small bowl, glass, or empty, clean wine bottle, combine the sugar with the hot water and stir, or shake bottle, until completely dissolved. Let cool completely before using.
  • Make the sangria
  • 2. Combine all of the ingredients except the soda or 7-Up in a large ceramic or glass container and stir well.
  • 3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • 4. Serve over ice and top with soda or 7-Up, if desired.
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