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….