1/2 Cup Blueberries
1/2 Cup Fresh Pineapple, chopped
3-5 Fresh Basil leaves plus more for garnish
2 Oz. Pineapple Vodka
6 Oz. Pineapple Juice
1 Bottle White or Rose Wine
Seltzer or Sparkling Water
1) Add the fresh fruit and 3-5 basil leaves to a large pitcher. Add the pineapple juice, pineapple vodka and balsamic vinegar.
2. Add the wine and stir. Add ice and finish with seltzer or sparkling water.
3) Pour into a tall glass with ice and finish with a few basil leaves.
NOTES: My pineapple and blueberry sangria is going to become one of your go-to drinks this summer. Make big pitchers of these and serve at BBQs, family gatherings and picnics. It is so refreshing and the flavor combo really works.
I recommend that you use fresh blueberries and pineapple since they are both in season but feel free to use frozen if that is what you have on hand. The basil is a nice summer surprise. While many would grab the mint, basil goes incredibly well with pineapple and brightens the whole drink up.
You’ll note that I’ve used Pineapple Vodka in this recipe. WOW does it really add flavor. I used Ciroc Pineapple (a product of France) and found it at Bev Mo. If you don’t have it, feel free to use plain vodka. I had a bottle of chardonnay on hand but any nice light white or rose wine would work in this.
I finished the drink with some club soda (seltzer) but some sparkling water would also work…maybe even a pineapple flavored sparkling water. I just thought of that as I was typing up this recipe. I think I’ll try that next time.
If you are making this for a party, I’d mix everything except for the seltzer and wait for the guests to arrive. Then add the seltzer so it is nice and bubbly. I add some berries and pineapple to each glass, fill with the sangria and top with a few basil leaves. It is just so delicious. If you like this recipe, be sure to try some of my other pitcher cocktails.