Fruity Pineapple Sangria

This¬†fruity pineapple sangria is made with bubbly white wine and mango pineapple vodka. One glass just isn’t enough.

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I refuse to wait for spring to get its butt in gear and pay us a vist. Do you hear me, Spring… I refuse to wait! I’ve been patient long enough.

In other words, I’m gonna get this party started without you.

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Look, our guests have arrived. Meet Bubbly White Wine and Mango Pineapple Vodka. They’re excited to get to know you. Now, get to mingling.

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In my mind, spring is here. It’s warm and sunny and bright.

And, I have a tan. Frankly, dreaming about a tan is the only way I’m ever going to acheive a tan. Let’s face it, we all said goodbye to the ozone layer a long time ago and now we don’t stand a chance against the almighty sun. I’m the chick on the beach wearing a surf shirt and a thick white layer of sunblock. Sexy, eh?

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Let’s recap. It’s spring. It’s warm and sunny and bright, and I’m a bronze beauty with long legs and a six pack. Like every girl with a mean six pack, I’m wearing a belly shirt. Are those still in style?

What does every ficticious spring dreamland need? A fruity cocktail, of course. Wine + liquor = fun. It’s that simple.

I had this sad can of pineapple chunks sitting in my pantry that needed some attention. I must have been sitting there for ages, because the can was bent and rusted. Canned goods last forever, so it’s all good. The pineapples were desperately looking for love; I could tell. So, I did what any other sane woman looking for the sun would do. I dumped them in a pitcher and saturated them with booze.

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Mmm, boozy pineapples.

Because it’s spring in some other state, I added some sliced strawberries and oranges to the pitcher. Why not, right? If you’re living in a warm, sunny state, I envy you. I bet your taking your puppy for long strolls in the park and cycling the trails. It’s just not right.

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This fruity pineapple sangria is sweet, bubbly, and refreshing. I used Barefoot’s new Refresh Crisp White. If you haven’t tried their new line of bubbly wines, I highly recommend giving it a go. There are four total in their new collection, and they’re all delicious. At $7.99 a bottle, it’s a steal. Heck, buy all four.

The mango pineapple vodka really adds a burst of tropical flavor to this sangria. I used an entire cup. Whew, it’s boozy, folks. Boozy and fruity. I topped it off with a 2 cups of Sprite to sweeten the deal.

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My mom has deemed this her favorite cocktail yet. I don’t know how reliable she is, considering she also said the same thing about this sparkling upside down cake martini, but I have to agree with her on this one. It’s good!

When your pitcher is empty, I highly recommend dishing out the fruit and eating it. Honestly, there’s nothing better than a drunken fruit salad. Yum!

Fruity Pineapple Sangria

Sweet, fruity sangria made with bubbly white wine and mango pineapple vodka.

Yield: 1 pitcher

Total Time: 5 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, juice included
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 (750ml) bottle sweet white wine
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 cup mango pineapple vodka
  • 2 cups Sprite

Directions:

  1. Add pineapple chunks and juice, strawberries, and oranges to the bottom of a pitcher. Stir in wine, orange juice, and vodka. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until completely chilled.
  2. Stir in Sprite right before you’re ready to serve.
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