Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pineapple Lemonade Sangria

I found this recipe via Pinterest & made it for a party. MAJOR hit -- perfect combination of sweet and light without being overly tangy.

750mL bottle of chardonnay
12oz can frozen lemonade
1/2C light rum
1/2C triple sec
3/4C simple syrup (1/2C water & 1/4C sugar boiled (stirred constantly) until sugar is dissolved & mixture is clear. Let cool before using.)
20oz can chunks or rings of pineapple WITH juice (I used crushed -- bad idea, it clogged up the spigot on my dispenser)
1 apple, unpeeled, cored, and cut into chunks (I used pink lady)
1 orange, sliced thin
1 lemon, sliced thin
1 can Sprite (or other lemon-line soda)
8 strawberries, cut in half with stems removed

  1. In large pitcher or dispenser, combine all liquids but the Sprite. Stir well.
  2. Add fruit. Stir.
  3. Refrigerate for several hours (I did it overnight).
  4. Just before serving, add Sprite and stir well.
  5. Enjoy!