This easy Pineapple Sangria recipe is the ultimate thirst-quencher on a hot summer day. This batch cocktail is made in advance with only 6 ingredients – perfect for parties! 

Picture of glass of Pineapple Sangria with pineapple slices, limes and basil. Also pictured is a pitcher of Pineapple Sangria in the background. If you need me, I’ll be laying by the pool with a glass of this uber-refreshing Pineapple Sangria. Trust me friends, pin, bookmark or print this easy Pineapple Sangria recipe because you will want to have it on repeat all summer long.

With only 6 ingredients, this sangria couldn’t be easier to pull together, but it is key that you use Vinho Verde wine in this recipe. What is Vinho Verde? It’s an easy-drinking, low-alcohol white wine from Portugal that typically has a little bit of effervescence to it. Most Vinho Verde wines are young which means they are really affordable. In fact, the bottle I used for this easy Pineapple Sangria recipe retailed for $9.

Those bitty bubbles in the Vinho Verde wine are the perfect pick me up on a hot summer day, especially when paired with some tropical pineapple rum, tangy limes, a bit of simple syrup and juicy, fresh pineapple. The last ingredient, fresh basil, is also a must. Infusing the Pineapple Sangria with the basil gives it just a hint of herbal flavor that adds lovely dimension to the cocktail. Don’t skip it!

Tip: No need to break the bank on a high priced rum here. In fact, a pineapple rum with a higher alcohol by volume (ABV) – and typically a higher price tag – will change the flavor of the drink. A pineapple rum with about a 20% ABV is all you need for this Pineapple Sangria.

Having guests for a BBQ? This Pineapple Sangria recipe can be made the day before your party so the flavors can meld overnight in the fridge. Or stir up a pitcher for your next heatwave. We won’t judge if you don’t share.

Overhead shot of glasses on Pineapple Sangria on a black background with pineapple wedges, lime slices and basil.
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Pitcher of Pineapple Sangria recipe with a glass of sangria garnished with fresh pineapple and basil.

Yield: 4-6 glasses

Pineapple Sangria Recipe

Pineapple Sangria Recipe
This easy sipper is perfect for parties!
Prep Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle Vinho Verde wine
  • 1/4 (750 ml) bottle pineapple rum
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1/4 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 large lime, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir before serving over ice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

8 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15g Protein: 0g
Having a heatwave? Quench your thirst with a pitcher of this uber-refreshing Pineapple Sangria. This easy batch cocktail recipe has only 6 ingredients and can be made a day in advance - perfect for parties!