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The weather is warm and bright; sunny days are upon us. There’s still time to kick off your sandals and relax with a chilled, fruity beverage. And what better drink to sip than this pineapple rum sangria?
Pineapple rum sangria combines everything you love about sangria with the sweet bonus of pineapple rum. There’s something that’s just so island-y about the combination of these flavors.
Whether you’re enjoying a drink by the pool, at the beach or simply on your patio, you’ll certainly find yourself in a Caribbean mood after you enjoy a couple of these!
Best of all, this pineapple rum sangria is very easy to make. Unlike traditional sangrias — which often require a lot of chopping, peeling and dicing — this recipe requires nothing more than a bag of frozen pineapple.
You simply top the pineapple with a dry, white wine and a bottle of rum and voila! Just keep it in the fridge until it’s fiesta time.
When you’re ready to serve it, just top it with a can of pineapple sparkling water, as suggested in this recipe from The Farm Wife Drinks.
Dasani Sparkling makes a tropical pineapple beverage, which can be purchased in an eight-pack from Target.com for $3.59. Each can includes 12 ounces of sparkling water with zero calories and no artificial flavors.
If you don’t have pineapple sparkling water, you can use coconut sparkling water or lemon sparkling water instead. (Want to try black cherry, lime or peach? Go ahead!)
Even plain sparkling water would do the trick, but you will lose a little of that bold fruit flavor. You might even dust the rims of the glass with sugar, or perhaps with flaked coconut to really give it that island feel.
You can also take this recipe to the next level by garnishing it with a sprig of fresh mint and a wedge of freshly cut pineapple, as they did over at Five Heart Home.
Another sangria beverage comes courtesy of Pamelonne, whose special red sangria mixture has hints of plum and orange.
Is rosé more your speed when it comes to summer drinking? Then try Pampelonne rosé in a can, which is made from 100% Loire Valley Muscadet wine.
If you want to make your summer cocktails even more Instagram-worthy, you can serve them in a tumbler or in a tall glass, as seen below in the Instagram post shared by Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant Harrogate:
Or how about one of these adorable pineapple cups? Get a pack of 12 on Amazon for just $26.99.
Suddenly, we’re in the mood for a luau!