Delicious Orange-Infused White Wine Recipe for Summer Nights

Welcome wine enthusiasts! Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that will give your taste buds a delightful experience. This orange-infused white wine recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a casual night in with friends or a special dinner party. The refreshing flavor of oranges mixed with the dry white wine makes for a delicious drink that anyone will love.

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for new and creative ways to infuse flavors into your favorite wines. That’s why I love this recipe- it’s not only easy to make, but it also adds an unexpected twist to your traditional white wine. Whether you’re a fan of sangria, vin orange, or just a classic glass of white wine, this recipe is sure to please.

So, let’s get started! With just a handful of ingredients and simple steps, you’ll be sipping on the best orange-infused white wine in no time. This recipe is versatile and can easily be adapted to suit your personal tastes. Get ready to impress your guests or treat yourself to a well-deserved glass of wine with this delicious recipe. Let’s go!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Orange Infused White Wine
Orange Infused White Wine

Are you on the lookout for a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that’s perfect for any occasion? Look no further than this orange infused white wine recipe. Here’s why you’re going to love it:

Firstly, it’s incredibly simple to make. You only need a few ingredients: dry white wine, oranges, and sugar. The infused orange flavor is easy to make and takes only a few minutes to prepare. Plus, you can easily adjust the sugar content to your liking.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. It can be served as a standalone drink or mixed with other juices or fruits for a unique twist. You can also add additional spirits like Grand Marnier, Triple Sec or vanilla bean extract to add even more depth to the flavor.

Thirdly, this recipe is sure to impress at any gathering. Everyone will be asking for the recipe after just one sip! The sweet and tangy citrus notes blend seamlessly with the dry white wine to create a balanced and delicious drink that will leave everyone wanting more.

Lastly, not only does this recipe taste great, but it’s also visually stunning. The bright orange color is perfect for serving in elegant glasses at dinner parties or outdoor barbecues.

Overall, this wine-infused orange recipe is perfect for anyone who wants an effortless yet impressive drink that will be enjoyed by all guests. Give it a try and see how quickly it becomes your go-to beverage choice for celebrations!

Ingredient List

“A sip of sunshine in every glass.”

To make the Orange Infused White Wine recipe, you will need:

  • 1 750 ml bottle dry white wine
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1-2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • (Optional) 1 blood orange or other variety, segmented
  • (Optional) Ginger ale or club soda for the wine spritzer recipe version

Whether you’re making two glasses or more for a party, these ingredients will elevate any summer gathering to new heights.

The Recipe How-To

“Citrusy notes dance in perfect harmony with smooth white wine.”

Now, let’s get to the fun part: making this delicious orange infused white wine recipe! The steps are quite simple, and you don’t need any cooking skills to pull it off. Here’s what you’ll need to do.


  • 1 750ml bottle of dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or triple sec)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the dry white wine, fresh squeezed orange juice, sugar, and orange liqueur. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the split vanilla bean and its seeds into the pitcher.
  3. Slice one or two oranges and add them into the pitcher.
  4. Give everything another good stir and place it into the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to overnight to allow the flavors to meld and infuse.
  5. When ready to serve, remove the pitcher from the refrigerator and give it another quick stir.
  6. Pour over ice and garnish with additional orange slices if desired.

That’s it! You now have a delicious orange-infused white wine ready to enjoy. The vanilla bean adds a lovely hint of sweetness and complexity to this refreshing drink.

Pro tip: if you prefer a sweeter sangria, feel free to add more sugar or use a fruitier white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc.

This sangria is perfect for a summer gathering with friends or as a refreshing accompaniment for spicy Thai dishes or grilled chicken breast!

Substitutions and Variations

“Elevate your wine game with this simple and refreshing recipe.”

Don’t be afraid to mix things up with this recipe! Here are some substitutions and variations that can take your orange infused white wine to the next level.

– Sugar: If you prefer a sweeter white wine sangria, you can add more sugar or use a sweeter white wine. On the other hand, if you like your sangria less sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar or omit it altogether.

– Oranges: While Seville oranges are traditionally used for orange wine, you can experiment with different types of oranges such as blood orange or cara cara oranges. You can also try adding other fruits like sliced peaches, nectarines or strawberries to the mix.

– Wine: Any dry white wine will work for this recipe but if you want to switch things up, try using a Sauvignon Blanc instead of a Chardonnay. If you have leftover red wine, you can also use it to make a red wine sangria recipe instead.

– Liqueur: Grand Marnier and Triple Sec are great additions to this recipe but you can also use other orange liqueurs such as Cointreau or Curacao. For a ginger twist, add some ginger beer or ginger syrup instead.

– Vanilla bean: Vanilla bean adds a touch of sweetness and complexity to the drink but if you don’t have any on hand, you can try substituting it with vanilla extract or skip it altogether.

– Blackberry: For an interesting twist on the classic orange infused white wine recipe, add in some blackberries along with the oranges. The result is a delicious blackberry white wine sangria that’s perfect for summer parties!

By experimenting with these substitutions and variations, you will be able to create your own unique version of the orange infused white wine recipe that suits your taste and preferences best. Cheers!

Serving and Pairing

“Experience the perfect balance of sweet and tangy with every sip.”

This orange infused white wine recipe is a refreshing and versatile drink that can be enjoyed all year round. It pairs wonderfully with a variety of foods and is perfect for any occasion.

To serve, I recommend pouring the orange infused white wine over ice and garnishing with a slice of fresh orange. This will add a little extra citrus flavor and give your glass an added pop of color.

As for pairing, this wine is incredibly versatile and can be paired with many different dishes. It pairs well with grilled chicken breast or other white meat dishes as well as seafood such as shrimp or scallops. It also pairs well with lighter pasta dishes like linguine in a light cream sauce or a lemon-garlic pasta.

If you’re looking for something to nibble on while sipping your orange infused white wine, try serving it with a fruit salad or light appetizers like crackers and hummus. The wine’s citrus notes complement the sweetness of fruits perfectly, making for a refreshing and delightful pairing.

For those who prefer red wine, you can also mix this orange infused white wine with some red wine to create a tasty sangria recipe. Just add some diced fruit like oranges, berries, and ginger to the mix, and you have yourself a deliciously fruity sangria that is perfect for any party or gathering.

Overall, this orange infused white wine recipe is incredibly versatile when it comes to pairing with food, making it an ideal choice for any occasion. Its refreshing taste and beautiful color make it an excellent choice for entertaining guests or simply enjoying on your own.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Unwind with the bright and flavorful taste of orange-infused white wine.”

This Orange Infused White Wine Recipe can be made ahead of time, and in fact, it’s best to let the orange infuse in the white wine for at least a few hours before serving. You can also make a larger batch and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours before serving. The longer the orange infuses, the stronger the flavor will be.

Storing this infused white wine is easy; just keep it chilled in a covered container in your fridge until ready to serve. It’s even better if you add slices of fresh oranges and a few blackberries a few hours before serving.

As for reheating, we don’t suggest that you do so as it may ruin the delicate flavor profile of this wine recipe. However, you can serve it at any temperature you prefer- some people prefer it chilled, and others prefer it room temperature. Remember that heating alcohol can evaporate the ethanol content which can affect the flavor intensity of your wine recipe.

This infused white wine recipe is perfect for batch-making so that you always have something fun and refreshing to offer your guests. Store it well, enjoy a glass or two, and savor every sip!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Make every happy hour a little more cheerful with this zesty concoction.”

To ensure that your orange-infused white wine turns out perfectly, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Use a dry white wine: This recipe is best made with a dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc. Sweet or fruity wines can overwhelm the delicate citrus flavors.

2. Use fresh oranges: Freshly squeezed orange juice and zest are essential for achieving the best flavor in this recipe. Avoid using bottled juice or dried zest, which can taste artificial.

3. Adjust the sweetness to taste: The amount of sugar you use may depend on how sweet your oranges are and your personal preference. Start with 1/4 cup and adjust as needed.

4. Let it infuse: Allow the wine to infuse for at least 2 hours before serving. This will allow the flavors of the orange peel and juice to fully meld with the wine.

5. Serve chilled: This wine is best served chilled, either over ice or straight from the refrigerator.

6. Get creative with garnishes: Add slices of fresh orange, blackberries, or even ginger for some extra flair in your glass.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a delicious and refreshing orange-infused white wine that will impress any guest at your next gathering!


Now, let’s move on to the FAQ section of this orange-infused white wine recipe. Here, I will provide answers to some common questions you may have about this delightful wine recipe. So, put all your doubts aside and read on to uncover all you need to know to make a perfect glass of orange infused white wine.

Can you infuse white wine?

Incorporating herbs and citrus zest into wine is an excellent way to add unique flavors and aromas. When allowed to infuse for a period of time, wine can take on the earthy and citrusy notes of these ingredients.

How to make orange wines?

Orange wines are a type of wine that is made from white grapes. The winemaker follows a method that is similar to making red wines. Rather than extracting the juice quickly, the skins, seeds, and sometimes stems are added. This mixture is left to macerate for a period ranging from 24 hours to several months.

Can wine be made with oranges?

When it comes to wine, orange wine undoubtedly stands out as a unique choice. Although its popularity may not be as widespread as other fruit-based wines, it can be an excellent choice for a refreshing evening drink – as long as you put some thought into your recipe. You can use any type of orange, be it a tangy tangerine, juicy mandarin or rich blood orange, to experiment and find your perfect flavour combination.

Why is my white wine orange?

Skin contact wine, also known as orange wine, is a type of white wine that has taken on an orange color due to the grape juice being left in contact with the grape skins. This process, called maceration, can last anywhere from a few days to an entire year, longer than even some red wines. This unique winemaking technique has a rich tradition and historical significance.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this orange infused white wine recipe is perfect for any occasion, from a summer afternoon barbecue to a romantic evening dinner. The combination of dry white wine, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and orange liqueur creates a flavorful and refreshing drink that will impress your guests.

Whether you prefer a sweeter taste or a more tart flavor, this recipe can be easily adapted to your liking by adjusting the sugar or adding more oranges. The possibilities are endless with this versatile drink.

I highly recommend trying out this recipe for your next gathering or even just as a solo indulgence. It’s not only delicious but also easy to make and perfect for beginners in the art of wine-making.

In addition, you can serve it alongside some grilled chicken breast or make it into a wine spritzer recipe for those who want less alcohol content. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try experimenting with different fruit combinations such as blood orange and ginger.

So why settle for an ordinary glass of white wine when you can make it even better with this orange-infused white wine recipe? Try it out and let me know your feedback. Cheers to the perfect sip!

Orange Infused White Wine

Orange Infused White Wine Recipe

I am storing this here for safekeeping. This is from a Cooking Channel recipe, from a show called French Food at Home, which stars Laura Calder. It's from the channel's list of best brunch beverages, and I can't wait to try it!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 d
Course Beverage
Cuisine Wine
Servings 3 cups
Calories 307.3 kcal


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine
  • 1 medium orange (organic)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 coriander seeds (optional)


  • Open the wine. Pour out 1/2 cup to enjoy while you carry on with the recipe. (This is not greed; a bit has to come out or the bottle with overflow when you add the other ingredients.).
  • Shave the zest from the orange with a vegetable peeler. Remove every trace of bitter white pith from the back with a sharp knife. Poke the orange zest into the bottle of wine.
  • Funnel in the sugar. Drop in the coriander seeds, if using.
  • Recork the bottle. Turn it upside down and right side up a few times until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Refrigerate for 1 week, giving the wine a shake once a day.
  • Strain the wine into a carafe and serve well-chilled as an aperitif.

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Serving: 947gCalories: 307.3kcalCarbohydrates: 33.7gProtein: 0.6gFat: 0.1gSodium: 12.5mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 28.6g
Keyword Beverages, Breakfast, Brunch, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Sweet
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