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Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple

This easy and refreshing summer sangria with watermelon and pineapple is a fun twist on sangria that utilizes fresh summer produce.

Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple

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Easy Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple

You guys, it’s finally summer – my favorite time of the year. Warm weather, beach days, sunshine, summer produce, and of course, Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple.

Today’s drink? A summer sangria recipe with watermelon and pineapple.  Once you try it, I think that you’ll be hooked!  It’s a crowd pleaser for sure.

Easy Summer Sangria

So here’s how to make sangria! By the way-It’s made with just a few ingredients (including the fruit) and there are NO simple syrups involved which is especially important! Essentially just wine, brandy, fruit, and some soda for fizz.  Simple = better!

And also please don’t skip that brandy – it’s an essential part of the sangria recipe. Without it, it would just be a spritzer. As a matter of fact, that’s all you need for sangria ingredients!

Why is this the best Simple Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple?

This summer sangria with watermelon and pineapple is made with white wine – though not just any white wine. What is the best wine for this sangria recipe in my opinion? Moscato.

I love the sweetness of Moscato wine. It undeniably pairs nicely with the watermelon and acidic pineapple. It’s also sweet enough that you can skip adding additional sweeteners to it.

I can still remember the first time we tried Moscato.  It was actually at Olive Garden back in the day (also known as before kids!).  My husband and I were hooked right away.  It’s our go-to wine still!

Up close of homemade summer sangria with pineapple and watermelon

Recommended equipment and kitchen tools for this recipe

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 bottle Moscato wine 750 ml
  • 1/2 C brandy
  • 1 lime thinly sliced
  • 2 C Del Monte® watermelon cubed and cold
  • 2 C Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet Pineapple cubed and cold
  • lemon lime soda for serving
  • ice cubes

How to make this Easy Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple Recipe in 4 simple steps

  1. Pour the wine and brandy into a pitcher and stir to combine.
  2. Add the sliced lime, watermelon, and pineapple.
  3. To serve, place some of the fruit in a glass with ice.
  4. Pour the sangria over the ice and top with lemon lime soda.

What type of fruit is used for this sangria?

For the fruit, I used Del Monte Fresh pre-cut watermelon spears and their pre-cut pineapple.

First of all, it makes this sangria come together in a flash. Not having to cut up a whole watermelon and pineapple myself is a big time saver.

How do you pick out the best watermelon?

I also like that I can see the watermelon before I buy it. I’m a big watermelon nut – I love it but ONLY if it has the right texture. I can’t eat watermelon that’s too ripe or even slightly mushy. I just can’t.

There’s nothing worse (when it comes to watermelon) then cutting into it and seeing that the whole thing is too ripe. That kind of surprise sucks. When buying it pre-cut, you can see exactly what you’re getting.

Watermelon spears next to two glasses of Summer sangria

Firm watermelon is also important to this recipe. You really don’t want mushy watermelon hanging out in your refreshing summer sangria – it’ll make the watermelon even more mushy and just gross (IMO).

I find my sliced Del Monte Fresh watermelon and pineapple in the produce section at BJ’s. If you’re picky about the texture of fruit like I am, it’s definitely the way to go.

What pairs well with this Summer Sangria Recipe?

Try pairing this with my delicious lemon skewers. It would even be great with some grilled bacon wrapped chicken!  Or maybe you have a favorite go to meal of your own. 

Simple and Easy Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple

You can make this easy sangria with watermelon and pineapple up to two hours before serving or you can drink it immediately. Feel free to comment below or share it with me! Enjoy!

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Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple

4.54 from 181 ratings
This refreshing summer sangria with watermelon and pineapple is a fun twist on sangria that utilizes fresh summer produce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Moscato wine 750 ml
  • 1/2 C brandy
  • 1 lime thinly sliced
  • 2 C Del Monte® watermelon cubed and cold
  • 2 C Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet Pineapple cubed and cold
  • lemon lime soda for serving
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • Pour the wine and brandy into a pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Add the sliced lime, watermelon, and pineapple.
  • To serve, place some of the fruit in a glass with ice.
  • Pour the sangria over the ice and top with lemon lime soda.

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Notes

The sangria can be made up to 2 hours before serving but can be served immediately.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 0.4mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. Beth says:

    This looks great! But can you use something besides brandy?

  2. Shelley VanZomeren says:

    Made this today, sooooo good! I used a special harvest sweet Riesling since I didn’t have any Moscato on hand. Very refreshing, love the combo of pineapple, watermelon, and lime. It screams summer. Thank you for this recipe, I’m sure it is going to be a staple on our summer patio!

  3. Shannon says:

    Can I make this summer sangria ahead of time with all of the ingredients mixed? We do a “Girls Night Sangria-Off” and I would love to make this but I would have to combine all ingredients before I left the house!

  4. Liz says:

    Can you make this the night before? And how long does it keep?

    • Sharon says:

      You can make this the night before but if your watermelon isn’t firm, you’ll want to add that the day you’re serving it. This will last 2 days, 3 tops.

  5. Dina says:

    What kind of brandy did you use I see a lot of peach and BlackBerry so I was not sure and don’t want to mess this up

  6. Daniela says:

    If i dont have Brandy, what would you recomend me instead