Passion Fruit and Pineapple Sangria whisks you away to the tropics with one sweet sip. The perfect signature drink for your next party, shower, or brunch!
So many great signature drinks, so little time! For more party drink ideas try Iced Tea Berry Sangria or Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush. For non-alcoholic selections, try my New Mother Mocktail or a big bowl of classic Fruit Punch.
This may be the best white sangria recipe out there, and all the credit goes to a fruit you may have heard of, but never tasted: passionfruit. What is passionfruit, you ask? Only the most wonderful, tangy, and memorable fruit in the world. And the main ingredient in this recipe.
Even though passionfruit is getting more popular in the midwest and other regions of the U.S., honest-to-goodness, fresh passion fruit can be difficult to find. To keep things simple, this white sangria recipe uses a store-bought juice that’s easy to locate.
Combined with white wine, pineapple juice, and a handful of fresh fruit, this is one drink that is guaranteed to steal the show at brunches, showers, and any festivity at all.
It makes this sangria light, lovely, and amazing; so much better than a white sangria made with vodka, because you can sip, and sip, and sip…although if you want the stronger stuff, go ahead and add a shot of vodka.
Making white wine sangria for 100? Click and slide the number next to “servings” on the recipe card below to adjust the ingredients to match how many you’re feeding—the recipe does the math for you, it’s that easy.
What is passionfruit, actually?
Passionfruit, or passiflora, is the fruit of a flowering tropical vine that grows in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The beautiful flower looks like a little firework display.
The fruit itself is nothing all that exciting—sort of a hard, wrinkled, globe with a glossy shell—but it’s what’s inside that matters: the soft, golden pulp of the fruit, seeds and all. Fragrant, delectable, and unlike anything you’ve ever had.
Ingredients you need to make white sangria:
- White wine. The recipe calls for moscato, an effervescent white wine on the sweeter side, but you can make this recipe with riesling, Prosecco, pinot grigio, Spanish cava, almost any white wine you have. (Avoid “oaky” white wines, like chardonnay, which have a stronger flavor that may clash with all the fruit.)
- Passionfruit juice. Welch’s passionfruit juice is probably the easiest to spot at the store, but some well-stocked groceries may carry the Ceres brand of passionfruit juice, as well.
- Finally, Goya makes a passionfruit purée that can be found in the frozen section of Latin groceries. This can be thawed out and diluted with water according to the label. Look for a flat packet of frozen fruit purée, instead of a can.
- Pineapple juice.
- Ginger ale.
- White grape juice.
- Lots and lots of fresh fruit! The best fruit for sangria is the prettiest fruit you can find. Thin slices of orange or tangerine, sliced grapes, cubes of kiwifruit, sliced strawberries, mango, or whole raspberries. Don’t overdo it, though; pick a couple and keep it simple.
How to make Passion Fruit Pineapple Sangria:
- First, cut up the fresh fruit you’re planning on garnishing the cocktail with. You can improvise here! Chunks of kiwis, strawberry slices, cubed mango, grapes, tart apples, peaches, or oranges.
- Then, in your biggest pitcher, combine the passionfruit juice, pineapple juice, white grape juice, ginger ale, and wine. If you like, you can add some fruit to the pitcher, but hold some back to put in individual glasses.
- Serve the sangria over ice with extra fruit. That’s it!
Tip: to keep apples and pears from browning, toss them in a little lemon juice to keep them pretty.
Can Passion Fruit Pineapple Sangria be made ahead of time?
Absolutely! It’s easy to make a big batch of this sangria ahead of time, so you can relax and mingle with your guests, as long as you add the sparkling ingredients right before you plan to serve the cocktail.
Pour the fruit juices together with some fresh fruit, but add the ginger ale— and if you’re using it, the sparkling wine— later. If you’re making sangria with white wine that is flat, not bubbly, go ahead and pour it in with the juice.
What are some benefits of passion fruit?
Passion fruit nutrition info, coming up! Passionfruit is high in potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C. Because you eat fresh passion fruit pulp, seeds and all, it’s also a good source of fiber. Finally, the tropical fruit is low on the glycemic index, which is good news for those who are watching their sugar intake.
So, if you ever see those wrinkled little purple or green globes in the produce section, grab a couple and taste the real thing! Until then, there’s always Passion Fruit and Pineapple Sangria.
Passion Fruit and Pineapple Sangria
- 1 bottle Moscato white wine chilled
- 2 cups passion fruit juice chilled
- 2 cups pineapple juice chilled
- 1 cup white grape juice chilled
- 1 cup ginger ale chilled
- Fresh fruit such as tart apples, strawberries, kiwi, oranges, and peaches, sliced, for serving
- In a large pitcher, combine Moscato, fruit juices, and soda. Add cut up fruit, reserving some for individual glasses.
- Serve in glasses with ice garnished with reserved fruit.