Saturday, April 3, 2010

Weekend Cocktails - Pineapple Lemonade Spring Sangria Blanca

A blend of white wine, lemon, pineapple, orange, apple and strawberries, it's a perfect party cocktail for spring and summer!

Pineapple Lemonade Sangria

I just love a good sangria for a party don't you? And this one is perfect for any party you're planning. This goes super fast so double it up, at the least!

You may have seen my Cranberry Pomegranate Holiday Sangria that I posted back around Thanksgiving. Made with a combination of cranberry and pomegranate juices and fruit, apple, orange and lemon, it's a perfect fall and winter sangria.  Well, spring is finally upon us, and so I think it's a perfect time to introduce a Spring Sangria for our weekend cocktails series - lemon, pineapple, strawberries, orange, apple - so fresh and delicious. I just love it!

I used a bottle of Mondavi Woodbridge Chardonnay and a Gala apple for my sangria - use whatever your favorites are. While you're here, be sure to check out our newest addition to the sangria family, Apple Julep Sangria!

Recipe: Pineapple Lemonade Spring Sangria Blanca

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min | Total time: 24 hours, to soak| Yield: About 16 servings

  • 1 (large) bottle of Chardonnay
  • 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen lemonade
  • 1/2 cup of Light Rum
  • 1/2 cup of Triple Sec
  • 3/4 cup of simple syrup
  • 1 large (approximately 20 ounce) can of pineapple chunks or tidbits, in juice
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, cored, quartered and cut into chunks (I used a Gala)
  • 1 orange, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, halved and sliced thin
  • 6 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 can of lemon-lime soda (like 7-up, Sprite, Sierra Mist)
  • Whole strawberries, or lemon or orange slices, for garnish, optional
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish, optional

In a one gallon pitcher, combine the wine, lemonade, rum, Triple Sec and simple syrup. Stir well. Add the pineapple with the juice, apple chunks, orange and lemon slices, and sliced strawberries. Stir and refrigerate overnight or for several hours.

Just before serving, add in the 7-up and stir. Fill individual glasses halfway with ice, scoop out some of the fruit, then add more ice. Pour the sangria in and top off with a garnish of a fresh strawberry or a fresh slice of lemon or orange. Toss a cherry or two on top and serve!

Remember, drink responsibly, don't drink and drive and don't let your friends drink and drive.


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  1. I am definitely taking this recipe and using it for my next patio brunch! Although I hope I can wait that long! :) Happy Easter from us Yankees! xoxo

  2. Is 8:00 am too early for booze? 'Cause my mouth is seriously watering at thsoe photos and the recipe!

    Btw...the cinnimon rolls were awesome! My Hubby thanks you!

  3. What a great drink to have especially on those hot days which are headed our wya.

  4. I need to copy this recipe! It looks SO yum. :) Thanks so much! I came by from your comment on someone's blog as a fairly new [4 years!] Southern Mama always interested in new cookin' ideas! Nice to "meet" you!

  5. Could I make this with pinot grigio instead of Chardonnay and not use the simple syrup? Don't want it too sweet. Also, maybe just rum.
    For the sliced strawberries maybe frozen sliced strawberries?

  6. Haven't strayed from this recipe at all because it's been so well received as is, but that said, as always, I say make it yours!!

  7. This is an amazing addition to any cookout, get together, or general have on hand everyday beverage!! I have had a hard time finding a Sangria recipe I is OVER!!! I did use riesling instead of chardonnay, but it is a GREAT recipe!! There wasn't a single person who tried it that didn't like it at our meal yesterday!

  8. Mary, you are the best, I love all your recipies.. Do you have a cook book?

    1. Thank you Anna! Unfortunately, I do not, but readers have been after me for years to publish one so I do hope to one day. It's such a daunting process though!

  9. This recipe is fabulous. It won our annual sangria tasting. I have shared the recipe with many.

    1. Awesome!! I'm so glad that y'all have enjoyed and thank you so much for letting me know it's been well received. I appreciate you letting folks know about my blog too! Thank you!!


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