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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.

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

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.

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

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

This summer sangria with watermelon and pineapple is made with white wine – and 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 pairs really 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!

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Anyways, back to the recipe! 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.

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.

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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.

You can make this easy sangria with watermelon and pineapple up to two hours before serving or you can drink it immediately.

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.  Feel free to comment below or share it with me! Enjoy!

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Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple from What The Fork Food Blog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple

Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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

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

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

Notes

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

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 13Carbohydrates: 2g
Looking for more summer cocktails? Try my Strawberry Peach Spritzers, Peach Daiquiris, or Skinny Coconut Margaritas.

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Thursday 18th of March 2021

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Resep Masakan

Monday 25th of November 2019

Summer time is perfect for this sangria drink

Beth

Monday 1st of July 2019

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

Shay

Friday 12th of July 2019

Brandy is traditionally used in Sangria.

Shelley VanZomeren

Saturday 29th of June 2019

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!

Shay

Sunday 30th of June 2019

Thanks Shelley, glad you enjoyed it!

Telegram APK

Thursday 14th of February 2019

How fun! We will be making them again this week. Yes, they will be good for two days in the fridge

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