Memorial Day Drinks: 5 Fun and Easy Summer Pitcher Cocktails

  
Memorial Day Drinks: 5 Fun and Easy Summer Pitcher Cocktails

Tropical Sangria

A twist on typical sangria, this version is a little sweeter and a little herby, with boozy pineapple chunks that pack a punch at the end.

1 bottle of sweet white wine such as a Riesling, Moscato or Gewürztraminer
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 cup chopped pineapple
1 ripe mango
1 cup pomegranate liqueur
1/4 cup bruised basil

Pour white wine into a pitcher with the pineapple, mango basil and pomegranate liqueur. In a saucepan, boil the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves. Transfer the simple syrup to the pitcher, stir and refrigerate mixture overnight to allow the flavors to mingle. Serve in a wine glass, ice optional.

Photo via Flickr user L. Balois

Recent Articles
The Shark Week Drinking Game
Where to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC
The Struggle Is Real When This Reporter Attempts to Run Her First Beer Mile

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
The Struggle Is Real When This Reporter Attempts to Run Her First Beer Mile
by The Drink Nation Jun 22, 2015
D.C.'s Best Speakeasies and Hidden Bars

D.C.'s Best Speakeasies and Hidden Bars

Reservations required or not, you're sure to feel the prohibition era vibes at these hidden DC bars. ...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Jun 18, 2015
Inflatable Irish Pub Is the Bouncy Castle of Your Dreams

Inflatable Irish Pub Is the Bouncy Castle of Your Dreams

You can now rent an inflatable Irish pub complete with wolfhounds and shepherd's pie. ...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Jun 18, 2015
SPONSORED
Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are
The Drink Nation Father's Day Gift Guide 2015

The Drink Nation Father's Day Gift Guide 2015

Don't just settle for getting your dad another tie or mug. Get him a gift he'll really appreciate this year....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jun 16, 2015
BrewDog Announces Plans to Build a Brewery in Ohio

BrewDog Announces Plans to Build a Brewery in Ohio

World renown Scottish brewery, BrewDog, announced preliminary plans for a 100,000 square foot brewery in Columbus, Ohio. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jun 15, 2015
Where to Find DC's Best Boozy Milkshakes and Frozen Drinks

Where to Find DC's Best Boozy Milkshakes and Frozen Drinks

Your favorite childhood summertime treats just got so much more appealing. ...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Jun 12, 2015
Craft Brewery Stands in Budweiser's Way of Trademarking Brewed the Hard Way

Craft Brewery Stands in Budweiser's Way of Trademarking "Brewed the Hard Way"

Budweiser is trying to trademark "Brewed the Hard Way", but a craft brewery might have beaten them to it....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Jun 12, 2015
Cool off With a Hovito Mojito at Disney's New Indiana Jones Themed Bar
by Emily Lee Jun 11, 2015
Best Washington, D.C. Brunch Drink Specials

Best Washington, D.C. Brunch Drink Specials

Whether you're trying to get the best of a hangover or simply celebrating the weekend with a bout of day drinking, these bars with breakfast sipping s...read more ›

by Drink DC Feb 10, 2014
John Oliver Delivers on FIFA Challenge and Chugs a Bud Light Lime

John Oliver Delivers on FIFA Challenge and Chugs a Bud Light Lime

Watch as John Oliver delivers on his promise to drink a Budweiser product. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jun 9, 2015
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close