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A Pineapple Peach Pear Sangria with Grey Goose La Poire – Perfect for the Holiday!

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Although the summer thus far has been questionable, there’s no amount of rain that should deny a summer cocktail (or ten).  Yes, yes, I love pineapples – clearly.  BUT don’t tire of me and my obsessions just yet.  This tasty summer fruit not only tastes delicious in this traditional cocktail remix, but it can also double as a decoration.  That’s right, just chop off the top of a pineapple, core it and pop in some fresh flowers, BAM!  An arrangement right after Martha’s heart.

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There’s no denying the deliciousness of sangria but to me, arguably the best part is playing with a recipe and making it different every time.  This one is extra special because it uses not only yummy pineapple and peach flavours but also this time I decided to sweeten things up, not with sugar, but with a flavoured vodka.

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Grey Goose La Poire, though not actually sweetened, gives the sangria a nice fruity vibe without it being sickly sweet.  More of an essence.  I also added some mint to freshen it up and kept the peach slices bigger for show because they’re so pretty! The peach and pineapple puree I made was basically achieved by blitzing up about a handful of pineapple and peach in my Vitamix.

Without further ado, here’s the recipe.  But as I said before, adjust to your tastes.  If you like it sweeter, try adding a sweet wine like a Riesling and/or some simple syrup.

Pineapple Peach Grey Goose La Poire Sangria

Ingredients

– 1-2 cups of pineapple & peach puree

– 3/4 cup of Grey Goose La Poire

– 2 cups of gingerale

– 1 cup of club soda

– 1 bottle of wine

– a handful of mint

– a cup of chopped pineapple

– 1-2 peaches cut into slices

 

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How To

– chop up about a cup and a half worth of pineapple and a peach and blitz it until pureed

– pour puree, Grey Goose, gingerale, soda, wine into a pitcher and mix

– add mint, chopped pineapple, peaches, mint and swirl around again

– place in the fridge for around an hour or two to let the flavors meld

– once ready to serve, remove from fridge add a bunch of ice and voila, party in a pitcher!

 

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cheers!

[coco]

photos by Fancy!

 

 

 

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