If you’ve visited Kitchen Treaty before, even once, you’ve probably already seen that I’m a fiend for white sangria. Almost psycho level. Less obvious is my affinity for mojitos, but trust me. I stalk ’em both with enthusiasm.

And so. One dark and stormy night (okay, actually a partly cloudy day with off and on rain showers), I was thinking about white sangria and mojitos and also pineapple and limes. And then I had a sudden booming flash of brightness. I will put them all together! As one! Pineapple Mojito Sangria!

Pineapple Mojito Sangria - Boozy pineapple chunks mingle with muddled lime and fresh mint for a refreshing white wine sangria that's sure to be the hit of the party.

And then I rubbed my hands together with glee and laughed an evil (yet jovial!) laugh.

True story.

Pineapple Mojito Sangria - Boozy pineapple chunks mingle with muddled lime and fresh mint for a refreshing white wine sangria that's sure to be the hit of the party.

It took me a few tries to get there, but I dare say I think this is one of the best white sangria recipes I’ve made. It’s refreshing, but a little sweet, too. Unique, but not crazy-involved. Boozy, but not too boozy. Okay, actually, it is fairly boozy (and it’s also pretty easy to drink, so as always, I say: pace yourself!)

Pineapple Mojito Sangria - Boozy pineapple chunks mingle with muddled lime and fresh mint for a refreshing white wine sangria that's sure to be the hit of the party.

I love that you start out by muddling lime slices, fresh mint, and sugar all together mojito-style, releasing all of those lime juices and those wonderful minty oils. (Bonus: muddling is an excellent stress reliever). Then you pour in white wine, pineapple juice, and a little rum, and then throw in a whole huge pile of fresh pineapple chunks. Basically, you desecrate the heck out of all that lime-and-mint mojito-y wonderfulness. And it is good.

Let it soak for a good long while, then serve over ice and top with lemon lime soda. (In the spirit of true mojitos, I really, really wanted club soda to work, but my Official Kitchen Treaty Test Panel [okay, my in-laws] unanimously agreed: lemon lime soda is so much better. But do try club soda if you like – please, go forth and laugh like an evil genius and make it your own!)

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 5 mins

Pineapple Mojito Sangria

5 stars from 4 ratings
Boozy pineapple chunks mingle with muddled lime and fresh mint for a refreshing white wine sangria that's sure to be the hit of the party.
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium limes (thinly sliced)
  • Small bunch peppermint (leaves stripped (about 30 peppermint leaves))
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 small fresh pineapple (peeled, cored, and cut into 1 to 2-inch chunks (about 2 cups diced))
  • 750 ml bottle white wine (on the dryer side is best - I like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 cups lemon lime soda
  • Additional peppermint leaves and pineapple wedges for garnish

Instructions

  • Instructions
  • In a heavy pitcher, muddle together the lime slices, peppermint leaves, and sugar. You can use a muddler made specifically for the purpose or a sturdy wooden spoon.
  • Add the pineapple, then pour the wine, rum, and pineapple juice over the top.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours.
  • Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda. Add ice and a few chunks of the pineapple to your glass and pour sangria over. Garnish with additional mint leaves and pineapple wedge if desired. Serve (with a straw, if you like).

Pineapple Mojito Sangria - Boozy pineapple chunks mingle with muddled lime and fresh mint for a refreshing white wine sangria that's sure to be the hit of the party.

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