ALDI Fans Are Making Two-Ingredient "Adult Capri Suns" — Here's How

Members of an ALDI Facebook group are making a cocktail that's fruity, portable, and reminiscent of everyone's favorite childhood drink.

Move over sangria, there's a new fruit drink in town and it's made with just two ingredients: an ALDI frozen fruit bag and your choice of alcohol (from ALDI or elsewhere). Stick a straw in the pouch and, violá, you've got yourself an adult Capri Sun. I repeat, adult Capri Sun. Until the nostalgia-inducing brand creates its own Capri Sun hard seltzer, you'll find me sipping on this DIY version.

The simple cocktail is the brainchild of innovative ALDI shoppers from the million-plus-member Facebook group, TheALDINerd.com Community. In between posts about the store's best products and a surprising number of dog photos, ALDI superfans have been known to show off their adult juice pouches made from 32-ounce bags of frozen fruit and bottles of ALDI's Pacific Fruit Vineyards wines. The frozen fruit keeps the drink cold without watering it down. Work smarter not harder, right?

a bag of frozen fruit from ALDI with a straw in it, representing an "adult capri sun"
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Alongside many of their boozy beverage photos, group members have also fielded questions from fellow ALDI enthusiasts in the comments section of the posts. Do you blend it first? Pour the alcohol right into the fruit bag? Do you eat the soaked fruit afterward or throw it out? It seems that many people have just adopted the method of pouring wine (in some cases, an entire bottle's worth) straight into the frozen fruit pouch and sipping the concoction with a straw. But there are no hard and fast rules.

If you need flavor inspiration, one of the most popular cocktail combinations seems to be frozen pineapple paired with ALDI's coconut wine (yes, the store sells coconut wine!). The piña colada–esque mixture was originally created by a group member named Tammy Hurt, who documented her daughter sipping the fruity drink back in April. (Many group members credit Hurt with the invention of the adult Capri Sun, according to Today.)

While pineapple appears to reign supreme, other fruit favorites include the tropical blend (a mixture of frozen pineapple, mango, strawberry, and papaya) and berry medley (which has frozen strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries).

You aren't limited to a wine mix-in, either. Some members shared that they added anything from rum to champagne to their go-to bag of fruit. Others created their own Capri Sun hard seltzer mixes, combining wine and hard seltzer with their choice of frozen fruit. Hurt even concocted a Capri Sun margarita using a berry medley pouch and margarita mix.

While the cocktail combinations are clearly endless, there seems to be one constant amongst all the adult Capri Sun sippers: pure enjoyment. And who wouldn't be pleased after re-creating a childhood favorite with a boozy twist? Especially when you only have to add two extra items to your list for ALDI (or wherever else you can find alcohol and zip-up frozen fruit pouches). Plus, it's easy on your wallet, and just runs you around $5 for a bag of ALDI frozen fruit plus the cost of your alcohol.

Whether taking these drinks to the beach, a BYOB celebration, or the living room for some Netflix, they're sure to add an extra fun element to any activity.

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