5 Skinny Sangrias for National Sangria Day
Unique low-calorie recipes to celebrate the day
Happy National Sangria Day! Though we're puzzled as to why this summery drink is celebrated in December, we're not going to argue with having a glass-as long as we keep the calories in check.
While sangria often contains 300 calories and 25 grams of sugar per serving, it's easy to give this pitcher cocktail a healthy makeover, as these tasty versions prove.
Go the eco- and budget-friendly route with this recipe using wine from Tetra Paks, which have half the carbon footprint of wine bottles. And at 98 calories, it's also waistline-friendly.
There's no need to slice and chop if you're feeling lazy. Try Eppa's certified-organic Superfruit Sangria at just $12 a bottle and 120 calories a glass.
Skip traditional red and the slightly less common white and opt for a refreshing green mix of apple, lime, kiwi, cucumber, and mint for 115 calories. Bonus: It won't stain your teeth no matter how much you have.
Approximately 150 calories, 18g carbs, 12g sugars
3 to 4 fresh figs, sliced (or 1 cup dried figs)
1 gala apple, sliced
1 pear, sliced
1 cup of cherries
2 to 3 oranges, sliced (not peeled)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
2 bottles VOGA Italia Merlot (or VOGA Italia's Dolce Rosso for a sweeter sangria)
Orange peel, for garnish (optional)
Combine all fruit in a glass pitcher and slowly pour in orange juice, brandy, triple sec, and wine. Cover and chill from two to 24 hours-the longer, the better! Stir gently and serve over ice. Garnish glasses with orange peel.