A Lighter Drink for Summer

Light Sangria

June 25, 2015   5 Comments

Do you have a “bucket list”? You make this list after you almost get hit in a car accident.

Mine has a bunch of fun stuff on it related to travel. No, I don’t want to hike in the Himalayas – but I wouldn’t mind sailing around Greek islands.

One item on my list is to have a drink named after me. I doubt anyone is going to do it for me so I did it myself - Snack Girl Sangria!

This is a light, fruity (literally) drink not unlike me. It is also for those who are frugally minded as you double the amount of wine you use by adding water. I am always looking for ways to cut costs.

I always choose a very drinkable red (not sweet) for this recipe. My experience is that if it is too inexpensive, the sangria will not taste very good (and you will get a splitting headache from drinking it).

I use Triple Sec for this recipe. If you haven’t used it before it is near the liqueurs and costs about $8 for a bottle that will last you a lifetime.

I add the sparkling water/club soda when I am ready to drink it. If you are only serving half, then keep the sangria marinating for another day. It will only get better.

Do eat the fruit! It is like having an appetizer and drink all in one.

For the teenagers who read this site, Snack Girl advocates waiting until the legal drinking age to indulge in alcoholic beverages.

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Snack Girl Sangria Recipe

Makes 10 (6-ounce) Servings

1 large orange
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine
¼ cup orange flavored liqueur (such as triple sec or Grand Marnier)
¼ cup sugar
½ lime, juiced
1 medium apple, cored and cut into thin wedges
1 (750-ml) bottle of club soda or 2 cans (12 ounces)

Slice the orange in half and juice one half of it. Slice the other half into very thin slices. Mix the wine, orange flavored liqueur, sugar, lime juice, and orange juice in a pitcher. Add orange slices, and apple slices and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

When ready to serve add club soda and stir. Enjoy immediately.

6 ounces is 112 calories, 0.0 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 20 g carbohydrates, 12.5 g sugar, 0.1 g protein, 0 g fiber, 124 mg sodium, 2 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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Made with white wine it's very refreshing for summer.

on June 25, 2015

GREAT cocktail idea!! Thank you!!!

on June 25, 2015

Snack Girl, it is Canada Day July 1st (like your July 4th). I think this fits in perfecly for a holiday celebration.I might add some strawberries!

on June 25, 2015

Love this recipe. No fat in it LOL, plus red wine is healthy for you.Not bad on the calories either for 6 ozs..

on June 25, 2015

"you double the amount of wine you use by adding water"??? Jesus, is that you? Just kidding. ;) I'm guessing you meant you half the wine. However, I didn't actually see water in the recipe. Is it the club soda (bubbly water) you are referring to?

I fell off the Snack Girl Blog wagon for a while when I stopped using the email address I was subscribed under, but I re-subscribed with my current address. :)

on June 25, 2015

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