Grilled Strawberry Pineapple Sangria — EASY, light, refreshing, and perfect for your next warm weather PARTY!! Grilling brings out pineapple’s natural sweetness and it’s DELISH!!
Easy Sangria Recipe for a Crowd
I haven’t shared a party punch, sangria, or adult-themed beverage recipe in awhile. With the weather getting warmer, this pineapple strawberry sangria is the perfect thirst quencher and it goes down very easily. Too easily, but that’s okay.
Rather than just adding pineapple, strawberries, and lemons, I first grilled the pineapple.
Grilling brings out the natural sugars in the pineapple in a wonderfully sweet way that works so well in the sangria. The lightly charred flavor is unexpected and wonderful.
The sangria is so refreshing, light, and is perfect for your next spring or summer party or event. Even if that means a ‘party’ of just one other gal pal, a cheese board, and lots of fun stories. That’s my idea of a great party.
What’s in the Pineapple Sangria?
To make the fruit lemonade sangria, you’ll need:
- Fresh pineapple
- Olive oil
- Pineapple juice
- White wine
- Fresh mint (optional)
How to Make Grilled Pineapple Sangria
To clean a pineapple in about one minute, simply chop off the top and the base, stand it up on the base, and slice down vertically to remove all the skin. After the skin has been removed, slice down vertically to create about 5 long wedges, taking care to avoid the tough and fibrous core.
The wedges are what you’ll grill and after grilling dice them into bite-sized pieces.
Once the pineapple has been grilled and cut, simply add all the ingredients to a large pitcher and let chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
What’s the Best White Wine for Sangria?
A good wine for sangria is a light white wine, such as a sauvignon blanc, riesling, or chardonnay. Or go with something bubbly like a sparkling white, prosecco, or champagne. If going the bubbly route, don’t add it until you plan to serve the sangria because it will lose its carbonation.
How Long Does Sangria Last?
Once you make the strawberry pineapple sangria, you’ll need to enjoy it within 5 days. Keep it stored in the fridge when you’re not drinking it.
Tips for Making Sangria for a Crowd
If you use a bubbly white wine to make this easy sangria recipe, add it to the pitcher just before serving otherwise it will lose its carbonation.
I highly recommend using the best quality lemonade and pineapple juice you can find. You don’t want the pineapple sangria to wind up tasting too sickly sweet, it should still be slightly sour.
Once you’ve added the sangria ingredients to a large pitcher, let it chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge (overnight is better). This gives the flavors time to come together and for the fruit to soak up some of that alcohol!
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- 1 fresh pineapple, cleaned (read blog post for cleaning tips) and sliced into long wedges (about 8 inches long by 2 inches thick)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups strawberries, trimmed and diced or sliced
- 1 lemon sliced into thin rounds, optional (adds tartness)
- 1 1/2 cups lemonade
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
- one 750 ml bottle chilled light white wine (sauvignon blanc, reisling, chardonnay, etc) or bubbly (sparkling wine, prosecco, champagne, etc.)
- mint sprigs, optional for garnishing
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat or if using a grillpan, preheat over medium-high heat.
- Lightly brush the pineapple wedges on all sides with olive oil to prevent sticking.
- Grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or as necessary until char marks develop. Remove from the grill, slice into bite-sized pieces, and add pieces to a large pitcher. You may not need all of them; extras are great as garnishes.
- Add the strawberries, optional lemon slices, lemonade, pineapple juice, wine, refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is better), optionally garnish with mint springs, and serve.
Wine: If using a bubbly wine, don’t add it until you’re ready to serve because it will lose it’s carbonation.
Recipe is intended for those for whom alcohol use is legal and appropriate.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
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