Tropical sangria is a fun and vibrant large-batch cocktail that's perfect for summer parties. This refreshing sangria is made with white wine and fresh tropical fruits like pineapple, orange, and lime.
Tropical sangria is a beautiful party beverage that's incredibly easy to toss together before your next gathering. Pineapple, orange, and lime slices are infused with your favorite white wine and orange liqueur.
Topped with refreshing and light club soda, this sangria is perfect for spring and summer, but can be made year round.
Sangria can be made just before your party begins, but is even better after a few hours of resting. This allows the flavors to meld and wine to infuse with the fresh fruit.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Pineapple - You'll need about half of one standard pineapple, or about 2.5 cups of cubed pineapple. Pineapple can be fresh or frozen.
- Citrus - You'll need an orange and a few limes for your sangria. One orange can be substituted with 2-3 clementines if needed.
- White wine - Choose a white wine that you enjoy on its own. You won't enjoy a sangria made with a subpar wine. I suggest using a slightly sweet white wine like gewurztraminer, riesling, or even a moscato.
- Triple sec - Can be substituted with any orange liqueur, like Grand Marnier, orange Curacao, or Cointreau.
- Club soda - Adds a light, effervescent texture to your sangria. I don't recommend omitting it.
Best wine to use
So, what type of wine should you use for tropical sangria? I suggest using a slightly sweet white wine that you already enjoy on its own. I use gewurztraminer or riesling, but any white wine that you enjoy will work.
For a sweeter sangria, use your favorite moscato.
For a less sweet sangria, try pinot grigio.
Best fruit for sangria
Sangria is easy to customize with your favorite fruits. Here are a few popular fruits for sangria:
- Green apple
Making white wine sangria
Making sangria is as simple as adding all of your ingredients to a pitcher and stirring to incorporate. It's also easy to customize with your favorite flavors.
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 liqueurs!
- ½ pineapple, cored and sliced into chunks
- 1 orange, sliced
- 2 limes, sliced
- 1 bottle white wine
- ½ 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.
- ½ pineapple = about 2.5 cups of diced pineapple
- Pineapple can be fresh or frozen
- Any slightly sweet white wine works well in this recipe. Riesling, gewurztraminer, or moscato are great choices.