Sangria Sunrise

September 23, 2015
Drinks, Brunch

Serves 6 to 8

Bobby says: "I love a cold glass of sangria, the blend of fruits and their juices enhancing the wine’s natural fruitiness. The traditional additions of brandy and Triple Sec make it a bit more potent—not exactly what I’m ready for on a Sunday morning! This sunrise-ready version, so called for the way the red wine bleeds down into the orange base, pumps up the juices in place of the liquors."

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1 small pineapple
2 cups fresh orange juice, cold
2 cups fresh blackberries
1 small orange, halved and thinly sliced
1 lime, halved and thinly sliced
1 (750-ml) bottle fruity red wine

1. Cut the top and bottom off the pineapple, stand it upright on a cutting board, and remove the peel using a sharp knife. Cut the pineapple into quarters lengthwise and then cut away and discard the tough core from each quarter. Finely dice enough of the pineapple to make 1 cup. Cut the remaining pineapple into chunks and put into a blender. Puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing on the solids; discard the solids. Measure 2 cups pineapple juice in a glass measuring pitcher; reserve any extra juice for another use.

2. Combine the pineapple juice, orange juice, diced pineapple, blackberries, orange, and lime in a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.

3. Fill large wine goblets halfway with ice cubes and then top with the juice mixture and a splash of red wine.