We made it to the final week of my Summer Happy Hour series, an eight week series of drink recipes featuring fresh fruits. Today I want to share with you what I consider to be the quintessential fresh fruit cocktail. Sangria is a longtime classic. If you haven’t made it before, it’s the perfect make-ahead drink for parties and picnics. You’ll love this Tropical Sangria Blanca because it’s refreshing, light, and filled with citrus flavor.
- A pineapple
- An orange
- A grapefruit
- A bottle of white wine
- Triple Sec
- Club soda
The great part about sangria is that you don’t really need a recipe. I know, why am I here literally giving you a recipe and then saying you don’t need one? If you’ve ever made sangria before, it’s great to have a base recipe to work from. Once you get the hang of making sangria, you can play around with different flavors and really have fun.
Try different fruits, wines, and even adding in other juices and liquors!
You are welcome to make your sangria and immediately serve it, but I prefer to make it ahead. This gives the fruits a chance to infuse more flavor into your wine. Plus, if you’re having a get together, this is one less recipe to prep that day. Win/win!
- 1/2 pineapple cored and sliced into chunks
- 1 orange peeled and sliced
- 1/2 grapefruit peeled and sliced
- 1 750 ml bottle white wine
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1 liter club soda
In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients. Serve immediately.
If making in advance, combine fruits, wine, and triple sec and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Add club soda and stir before serving.