Pineapple Sangria Recipe

When we put a pool in a few years ago a good friend told me we would become the party house and that has certainly been true.  In the last week we had two parties and I am planning a birthday party for my Mom a week from now.  Truthfully I enjoy entertaining and having family and friends over.

I love planning a party from the menu to the decorations and of course the beverages.  The process of making lists and crossing things off as they are completed is so rewarding…and yes I make lists the old fashion way….pen and paper.  My husband does not always appreciate my lists but he gets them anyway!  When planning a party, I am always on the search for new recipes as I refuse to have the same old potato salad and beer at every party.  Although my husband would be fine with that.  I decided for my 4th of July party to make homemade sangria and pineapple sangria sounded so refreshing.

I researched several recipes and combined some ideas to create my own recipe.  I made the first batch and tested it on my family when they were over Sunday for an afternoon by the pool.  Don’t you feel sorry for them!  Well it was a big hit!  So I made it for the 4th of July party and it was a big hit again!!

Pineapple Sangria Recipe

2 bottles of Prosecco or any inexpensive sparkling wine will do

1 64 ounce bottle of pineapple juice

2 cups of Malibu Rum

2 oranges sliced thinly

The morning of the party I placed the ingredients in my clear glass mason jar beverage drink dispenser that I purchased from Amazon last summer and chilled it until the party.  I served it over ice and it was a huge hit.  I knew I was on to something with this recipe when I saw the normally beer loving men of the family drinking the pineapple sangria.

Try it!  You will not be disappointed.  Below is a picture of the beverage dispenser I used…sadly it is empty…for now….

 

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