Sangria Meets Vegan Piña Colada: Pineapple and Coconut Frozen Smoothie

New sangria recipes are a fun addition to a day with friends, game night, or for those impromptu summertime parties. Sangria can last three to four days, but if bubbles are added, it will only last one.

The rule of thumb for sangria is for every bottle of wine, a half of cup of liquor is needed. This all depends on how strong the drink is going to be, but if a tasty cocktail is the aim, stick with this ratio. Sangria should go in the refrigerator overnight to absorb the fruity flavors. Add ice and seltzer to the individual sangria glasses if bubbles are desired.

Sangria Recipe Wine List Recommendations

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White Wine:

Vinho Verde
Sauvignon Blanc
Riesling
Pinot Gris
Viogneir
Sparkling Wine From Spain Cava

Insider tips to picking white wine; it should be on the cheaper side if it is going in the sangria. There should not be lots of oak in the wine, it takes away from the fresh and fruity flavors.

Red Wine:

Grenache
Mourvedre
Tempranillo

Insider tips for red sangria: the nice red aged wine is not the perfect choice for sangria. Stick with drier red wines that will be complementary to the fruity sangria recipe.

Sangria recipes are endlessly diverse and can be made for those with a sweet tooth or for those who prefer a drier cocktail. Pick a wine: red, white, or rose. Then, add brandy, cognac, or a liqueur. Finally, add some tasty fruit, which is what truly makes it a sangria. Chill and serve the sangria to whoever is ready for a good time!

Sangria Meets Vegan Piña Colada: Pineapple and Coconut Frozen Smoothie

Sangria Meets Vegan Piña Colada: Pineapple and Coconut Frozen Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles chilled white wine
  • 4 cups frozen pineapple (32 ounces)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped bananas (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple brandy (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup coconut rum (4 ounces)

Instructions

  1. Add everything to a blender. Blend until the desired thickness is achieved.
  2. Feeling adventurous?
  3. Try this pineapple and coconut sangria as a smoothie! Just add ice until you achieve your desired texture.


This recipe was republished with permission from VIVA GLAM Magazine.

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