Monday, August 13, 2012

Pineapple Sangria

Dearest friends:  I apologize for being absent for so long.  You see, I've spent the past few weeks visiting the South (Huntsvilleeee, what up!), rehearsing (thinking about rehearsing) for a dance performance coming up in September, and traveling to Vermont to be a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding.  And when I wasn't doing any of that stuff, I was probably at work.

I will be so excited when I finally get to spend 24 hours within a 1hr radius of my home.  It looks as if that won't happen until this Friday.  As I patiently await that beautiful day, I will shower you with booze, courtesy of Camille of the Growing Up Gabel blog, which happens to be my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month!

Gee, what can I say about this liquid gold?  First of all, I love pineapple.  Second of all, I love wine.  And these two things happen to be the main ingredients in this awesome and simple cocktail.  I also happen to have quite a paltry selection of beverages on this blog.  And by "selection", I'm talking about my lone strawberry infused vodka beverage post.  I figured I should do something about that.  Really, who can say no to a fruity, sparkling (and boozy) drink?

That's what I thought.

Pineapple Sangria
slightly adapted from Growing Up Gabel

  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 750ml bottle white wine (I used a sauvignon blanc)
  • 3-4 tablespoons simple syrup, adjusting to taste
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup Sprite (or similar lemon-lime soda)

1) Pour pineapple juice and wine in to a pitcher.

2) Add in the simple syrup, tasting to get it to your desired sweetness.

3)  Slice the orange, lemon, and lime into half.

4) Squeeze the juice of the citrus halves into the pitcher.

5) Slice the other half of the fruits into rounds.  Drop into the pitcher as well.

6) Pour in the soda and stir.  Chill the sangria until ready to serve.

This cocktail was sweet, slightly tangy, and overall so so refreshing.  I can also envision this sangria being brought together with orange juice, or some other fruit juice if you're not a huge fan of pineapple.  Imagine the friends you will make if you bring this to a BBQ or whip this out on a hot day.  Tons, let me tell you.  Tons.


  1. I posted a beverage recipe, too! LOL I agree that this is totally adaptable to whatever juice you like or have on hand. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Great minds think alike :) Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Your sangria looks so refreshing! I'm such a fan of that lovely libation and am happy to see different recipes! Lovely blog!

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  4. Hi Ellie,
    I love the flavor combination in your Sangria, looks delicious. This is a great choice for the SRC.
    Miz Helen
    Group B SRC

    1. Thanks Miz Helen. Your bacon chocolate chip cookies look great as well!

  5. How refreshing ! Love all the citrus flavors with the wine

  6. Ooh, finding a tasty white sangria is tough and I love that this one features pineapple. I had your blog this month and whipped up your Scalloped Corn with Bacon--please visit!

  7. oh wow! That's way more booze than I expected (I thought it was mostly juice). I'm a big fan of pineapple juice but I rarely drink it straight because it's so darn sweet. I might need to try this recipe out :-)