Low Calorie Tropical Sangria - www.swankykitchen.com

Low Calorie Tropical Sangria – www.swankykitchen.com

I love sangria.  It’s the perfect girly-drink.  Each pitcher is fizzy and festive and beautiful to look at with slices of colorful fruit swimming in wine. There’s really no right or wrong way to make a sangria, and with all kinds of fresh fruits coming into season now, a pitcher of sangria is a delightful way to usher in summer.  

And they go down oh, so easy.

Sangria has been around for hundreds of years.  The drink originated in Spain as a fruit-infused wine-punch, but it was the Romans (who conquered the Spaniards) who planted the vineyards.  Because they believed red grapes made the best wine, sangria was most commonly made with red wine.  And besides, back in the day, sangria meant ‘blood’.  Hence, blood red wine.

Today, sangria recipes abound.  We make it with all kinds of wine and a variety of fruits and sweeteners and alcohol for ‘punch’, but this one is my favorite because it’s low in calories.   It tastes so refreshing, you’d never know it was good for your waistline, too.  Go ahead and have another glass!

I’ve taken this sangria to concerts in the park, fireworks on the 4th of July, and just because.  Nary a drop is left behind.   

Easy, delicious, and purty.  Celebrate summer!

Tropical Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 - 759 ml bottle white zinfandel wine
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau)
  • 1 unpeeled orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 unpeeled lime, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz can pineapple chunks or slices, undrained
  • 2 cups lime or lemon-lime seltzer, club soda or carbonated water, chilled (I like to use lemon-lime sparkling water)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into large pitcher except carbonated water. Stir and chill at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Add the carbonated water just before serving.
  3. Garnish each glass with fruit and serve.

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I’m a wife to one, mom to four, grandmother to eight. . . and a romance novel writer! After publishing 14 western historical romances with traditional publishers, I self-published a contemporary romance before embarking on my new 1920s historical romantic suspense series, The Secret Six. Please do visit my website, www.pamcrooks.com, to learn more about my books, all available on Amazon as well as most other online booksellers.

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