It's getting hot ! hot ! hot! outside! So, I started researching some refreshing, yet healthy, party drinks! When I first saw the recipe for this unusual Sangria, I was drooling. It looked so refreshing and inviting I couldn't wait to make it. I was having company for dinner that night ( temperature about 88 degrees) , so I knew that a nice full pitcher of this sweet and fruity Pineapple Sangria would hit the spot. But I didn't know how easy to make and how delicious this was going to be!
I found this recipe on an interesting blog called, Growing Up Gabel.
Aside from the white wine, the recipe is basically all citrus fruit and juices: Pineapple juice, slices of lemon, lime and orange. Yum! But I couldn't resist adding a few red strawberries and some fresh pineapple chunks as well.
By the way, my company went gaga over it, and there was not a drop left!
I also made a similar pitcher without the wine for the kids! I just added more orange pineapple juice!
Both the alcoholic version and virgin version were definitely refreshing, extremely eye appealing, and very tasty.
Here is Camille's original recipe- Mine is a little different. I made some adaptations to align with our preferences..
- 3 cups pineapple juice- ( I used a refrigerated carton of 100% pineapple and orange mixture)
- 1 bottle white wine ( I used a Spanish white wine)
- 1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime, sliced
- Optional: 3 large strawberries slice and a few chunks of fresh pineapple
- Lemon-lime seltzer water
- 2 Tablespoons (or more) pure maple syrup if desired for sweetness ( I didn't use any)
- Pour pineapple juice and wine in to a pitcher .
- Add maple syrup if desired, tasting to get it to desired sweetness.
- Squeeze juices from orange, lemon, and lime in to the pitcher. ( I forgot to squeeze my fruit first)
- Then slice the fruit and put in to the pitcher as well.
- Chill pitcher until read to serve — at least a few hours or a day in advance.
- When ready to serve, add ice and 1 cup of lemon-lime seltzer.
Albert is always ready to taste test- and he approved it!!
|How do you think it would taste with a touch of cinnamon?? hmm?|
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- Manganese - provides 73 % of daily requirement which helps synthesize healthy bone and cartilage. Manganese is also important for collagen formation and to help wounds heal.
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