We find that white sangria typically has fruit swimming in it that we desperately want to eat: peaches, nectarines, grapes, pears, melon. It's light and sweet and beautiful. If you want to use some summer raspberries or strawberries, you'll tint your sangria a pretty blush color.
Most white sangrias call for a sugary liqueur or maybe brandy. We've used pear brandy before and loved it, but Cointreau or Calvados can all be good.
Some recipes to try:
• With white grape juice and nectarines, from Real Simple (above)
• With Calvados and green apples, from Food Network
• With sparkling wine, peaches, and Cointreau, from The New York Times
• With Thai basil and orange juice, from Food & Wine
• With brandy, peaches, and honeydew, from Everyday Food
(Image: Charles Maraia for Real Simple)