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July 11, 2017

Skinny Sangria

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Sip on this sweet and refreshing skinny sangria this summer and enjoy a light beverage without worrying about the calories.

Sip on this sweet and refreshing skinny sangria this summer and enjoy a light beverage without worrying about the calories | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Sangria #Skinny #RedWine

I’m just going to throw this out there but I’m not the biggest red wine fan… Pour me a glass of Chardonnay or let me pretend to be real classy and sip a Sancerre, but with red wine, the love is kind of lost.

Sure I’d love to curl up with a good book, more specifically binge watch a tv series, seated by a nice crackling fire but really in Charleston fireplaces are more of a design aesthetic than a practicality and I don’t think I’ve binge watched anything, except maybe the Trolls movie on repeat if that counts, since prior to 2013 when my first kid was born.

 

 

Sip on this sweet and refreshing skinny sangria this summer and enjoy a light beverage without worrying about the calories | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Sangria #Skinny #RedWine

So my dreams of being a sophisticated red wine drinker are currently shelved for the moment right next to that novel I’ve been wanting to dive into.

What’s a wannabe red wine drinker to do when they don’t like red wine and there are currently several bottles sitting on their bar car collecting dust? Create Sangria Thursday (new hashtag maybe? No?) because obviously Sangria Saturday sounds far better it’s not yet the weekend and you need a weekday party. Even if you are the only one invited! If you can’t party with yourself then who can you party with, right?

 

Sip on this sweet and refreshing skinny sangria this summer and enjoy a light beverage without worrying about the calories | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Sangria #Skinny #RedWine

So with the red wine bottles now dusted off, I was left with what was in the fridge to concoct my sangria, which actually turned into a skinny sangria recipe and who doesn’t love when that happens? I had pineapple, apple, and cherries for fruit as well as some mint leaves to muddle in the mixture. Then things got skinny when all I had was some cans of lemon flavored La Croix. I added a bit of honey and some St. Germain because again it’s all I had, a few quick stirs and hello Sangria Thursday!

 

Sip on this sweet and refreshing skinny sangria this summer and enjoy a light beverage without worrying about the calories | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Sangria #Skinny #RedWine

And just like that, I became a happy red wine drinker, er, sort of… I get red wine sophisticates of the world are probably rolling their eyes at my small almost non-accomplishment into red wine drinking.

But hey, it’s summer so let’s all raise a glass of sangria to that no matter what day it is!


Skinny Sangria
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Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 0 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins
Yields: 6 Servings
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Description
Sip on this sweet and refreshing skinny sangria this summer and enjoy a light beverage without worrying about the calories.
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle Red Wine any type will work
  • 3 ounces St. Germaine or Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 cups Sparking Lemon flavored Water
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 cup Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 cup Cherries pitted and halved
  • 1 medium Apple sliced
  • 1 small Lemon sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Mint Leaves smashed
  • 1 small Kiwi optional for garnish
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle Red Wine any type will work
  • 3 ounces St. Germaine or Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 cups Sparking Lemon flavored Water
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 cup Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 cup Cherries pitted and halved
  • 1 medium Apple sliced
  • 1 small Lemon sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Mint Leaves smashed
  • 1 small Kiwi optional for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place the Red Wine, St. Germain, Sparkling Water, and Honey in a large pitcher and stir. Top off with some ice cubes to cool the mixture.
  2. Add the Pineapple, Cherries, Apple, Lemon, Mint, and Kiwi and let sit for about 30 minutes before serving.
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