5 to Try: White Sangria in Miami

The Spaniards brought us red sangria, and we're grateful. However, sometimes you have to spin the color wheel on the Andalusian concoction. More and more places are adding white sangria to their menus, giving white wine grapes a shot at mixing it up with fruit chunks and other sweeteners. Try these Miami mainstays for white done just right. (Photo: Natalia Bratslavsky/Shutterstock)

Updated: October 29, 2009

5 Faves

DiLido Beach Club

1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

You'll want to walk right through the Ritz-Carlton lobby to get to its tropical outdoor eatery. The only thing separating you from the Atlantic Ocean will be a few feet of sand as your server delivers a heaping pitcher of the fruity awakener. Enjoy the view until it's obstructed by the bill.

Clevelander Hotel Miami Beach Hotels

1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Beachfront watering hole fills its pitchers with Kendall Jackson chardonnay, blackberry brandy, triple sec, simple syrup and orange juice. Club soda is added for a little extra fizz. If it's not enough to cool you down, you're welcome to dive into the club's outdoor swimming pool.

Ola Miami

1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Latin American restaurant at The Sanctuary hotel is so dedicated to the fruity bender that it even offers a hands-on course on making sangria and paella specialties. Guests can choose between red or white sangria, but we know where you're going within the context of this list.

Mai Tardi

163 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137

This Design District Mediterranean hot spot will gladly share its recipe. Its version begins with pinot grigio. Then come shots of peach schnapps, triple sec, apricot brandy and simple syrup. Freshly-diced fruit are added for chewy substance and then topped with a splash of cava.


5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137

Tapas bars typically serve small portions, but you can go all out with your white sangria order at this Biscayne Boulevard hub of merriment. You can go with a single glass or a half-carafe, which is the equivalent of four individual glasses. If you're in a festive group, the $40 pitcher should be enough to fill up 15 single-glass servings.