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3 Low-Cal Sangria Recipes: Red, White and Rose!

May 19, 2014

We have been ushering in the summertime with a slew of low-calorie wines, and have even introduced the rules for finding favorites of your own. Now it is time to share the low-calorie love with our favorite summertime cocktail… sangria!

Not only is it refreshing, and delicious, but it can also help you stretch that bottle of wine to serve twice as many guests. Traditional sangria recipes can be full of sugar and sweet liqueur, but after extensive recipe testing and refinement in the Drync offices, we developed 3 delicious low-calorie sangria recipes. (read: we love our jobs)

 

Rules for Creating Your Own Low-Calorie Sangria Recipes

The key to making low-calorie sangria, is to keep alcohol and sugar content to a minimum. Stay away from big, rich wines and avoid using sugary fruits, like peaches and pineapples. Another tip is to use lots of ice – not only will it keep your sangria refreshingly cold, it will water it down ever so slightly, reducing the number of calories per sip.

Need some suggestions for finding Sangria-ready wine? Check out the Drync Low-cal Wine List for low-calorie wine recommendations of red, white and rosé.

And now, for our three quick and easy recipes low-calorie sangria recipes:

Low-calorie Sangria Recipes: Light and Lovely Red Sangria

Approximate calories per 4 oz glass: 70

Ingredients:

Low calorie Sangria Recipes

  • One 750ml bottle of light red wine, such as the Mount Beautiful Pinot Noir
  • 3 cups of light orange juice, such as Tropicana 50/50
  • 2 Oz unflavored Vodka 1 Oz of agave nectar Sprig of mint (optional)
  • 1-1 ½ cups of fresh fruit such as apples, oranges, strawberries and blackberries

Directions:

Pour vodka and sweetener into a pitcher and stir. Add fruit and let it sit for a few minutes while you measure out the juice. Add juice and bottle of low alcohol red wine. Stir. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour. Serve over ice. Be sure to get some fruit in the glass! Garnish with a slice of fruit and/or a sprig of mint.

Low-Calorie Sangria Recipes: Whittle Me Down White Sangria

Approximate calories per 4 oz glass: 50

Ingredients:

Low Calorie Sangria Recipes

Directions:

Pour vodka and sweetener into a pitcher and stir. Add fruit and let it sit for a few minutes while you measure out the juice. Add lemonade and bottle of low alcohol white wine. (Note – If you use a sweeter wine, such as a Riesling or Moscato, you should decrease the amount of sweetener you add.) Stir. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour. Serve over ice. Be sure to get some fruit in the glass. Garnish with a slice of fruit and/or a sprig of lavender. *As an alternative to store-bought lemonade, you could make your own fresh squeezed lemonade. To keep it light, use minimal sweetener (to taste) – natural sweeteners like agave syrup are preferred.

 

Low-calorie Sangria recipes Everything’s Coming Up Rosé Sangria

Approximate calories per 4 oz glass: 68

Ingredients

Low calorie Sangria recipes

  • One 750ml bottle of rosé wine, such as the Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel or any of the other selections from our Bouquet of Rosés.
  • 2.5 cups of light pink lemonade
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 Oz vodka or light rum (unflavored)
  • 1 oz of agave nectar
  • Whole strawberry (optional)
  • 1-1 ½ cups of fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe

Directions:

Pour vodka and sweetener into a pitcher and stir. Add fruit and let it sit for a few minutes while you prep and measure out the juice. Add juice and bottle of low alcohol dry rose wine. Stir. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour. Serve over ice. Be sure to get some fruit in the glass. Slice a strawberry ½ down the middle and add to rim of glass for garnish.

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