Grilled Summer Sangria
- 1 large orange, sliced
- 1 cup large pineapple chunks
- 1 cup halved strawberries
- 1 cup large watermelon cubes
- 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
- 1 bottle white wine
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup brandy
- 1 bottle sparkling rosé
- Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high (about 375 to 425°F).
- Thread orange slices, pineapple chunks, strawberries, and watermelon cubes onto soaked skewers.
- Grill fruit until slightly charred and softened, 3 to 4 minutes, turn, and continue grilling until other side chars, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove fruit from grill and let cool completely.
- Remove fruit from skewers and transfer to a punch bowl. Pour white wine, pineapple juice, and brandy over the fruit and mix gently.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours.
- Pour rosé into the bowl just before serving.
Substitute your favorite seasonal fruit in this recipe. Try different varieties of melon, like cantaloupe and honey dew. You can make springtime sangria or even fall fruit sangria. Roasted pears and apples with a sprinkling of cinnamon would be a great fall sangria! Add a few chile peppers to kick things up a notch! Sparkling white wine can be used in place of the rosé.
What others are saying
Alex Cabral says:
If you ask me, sangria is perfect for any time of year. I added a little club soda, and it was perfection. I also subbed watermelon for cantaloupe and honey dew (not grilled). It was really delicious!
McKenzie C says:
I used grilled grapes, oranges, lemons, and apples for my cocktail party. I let mine sit in the fridge for about 8 hours and it was perfect. We definitely had a good time, and everyone was really feeling it by the end of the night! This is definitely my go-to recipe.
Randall Hauk says:
I can't feel my face!
Tal Levitas says:
I changed this up and added 2 cups of light rum and we got a bit more than tipsy. It's a bit too much sangria for two people on a school night, but it kept well in the fridge for two days after until we were done.
Aja A says:
Summer is almost over, but that only means I need to get my drink on! The best part about making sangria is the fruit soaking up all of that wine and brandy for hours. The party can begin (if it already hasn't) once you bring this refreshing beverage out. The fruit being grilled brings out this extra depth of flavor that only adds to the fruity punch.