Long weekend Sangria

I am not really a fan of alcohol. I don’t love wine (sorry!). I cook a lot with wine and alcohol but when it comes to drinking, I might have a mojito on vacation, maybe a margarita. So when we went to a casual outdoor wedding reception a few weeks ago, the bride (Annick) had made Pina Colada Sangria. It was so good. Before I knew it I had had 3 glasses. Even my husband (who despises coconut) loved it. I promptly asked for the recipe, and last night we served it to company we had over for a BBQ.

We adjusted the original recipe quite a bit, as we didn’t want our guests to be falling over after one drink. So it’s a little bit more of a punch at this point than a sangria. We have some leftovers in our fridge that we will be enjoying for the rest of the long weekend.


Ingredients (can be doubled easily for a crowd)

  • 1 bottle moscato wine (such as Barefoot brand)
  • 3/4 cup coconut rum (such as Malibu brand)
  • 1 carton pure unsweetened Pineapple juice (750 ml – 1 Litre)
  • 3 cans ginger ale
  • Frozen pineapple chunks
  • Couple of maraschino cherries (optional)

Chill everything until ready to make punch. Stir together first 3 ingredients in punch bowl/ serving container. Add ginger ale right before serving to taste (it provides the bubbles). Float some frozen pineapple and ice to keep it cool. Add some cherries for colour.


Enjoy! And thank you Annick! Below is a picture of hubby and I enjoying it at Steve and Annick’s reception.

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