- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- ½ bunch fresh thyme (basically half a .75oz package)
- 1 750ml bottle rosé
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup brandy
- 2 cups fruit (I like strawberries and peaches)
- Optional: Sparkling water or club soda
- Combine sugar, water and thyme in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let cool and strain out thyme.
- Add rosé, pineapple juice, brandy and thyme simple syrup in a large pitcher. Add fruit and let sit for at least 30 minutes, but preferably a couple of hours.
- To serve, add ice or frozen fruit to glasses and pour in sangria. If desired, top with sparkling water or club soda.
Sometimes there is just nothing better than a big ol' pitcher of sangria. Especially in the summer. It's my go-to entertaining drink because it's easy to serve to a crowd, and also sangria is generally a very pretty drink.
I mean, look at this!!
I did some "research" testing this drink, and I love the mix of flavors I landed on. It's super light and refreshing (aka dangerous), but the thyme simple syrup gives it this slight herby bitterness that just goes so well with the sweet wine and pineapple juice.
I used Kinsman Rakia in here, which is an apricot brandy from Dorcol Distilling that I love. This is not sponsored in any which way, but they are a local company and I adore them! Their brandy is so good in this sangria, but you can of course use your favorite.
Okay, go find your pitchers. It's sangria time!!