Sip on this sweet and refreshing skinny sangria this summer and enjoy a light beverage without worrying about the calories.
And if sangria is your staple cocktail then make sure to try this Sweet Tea Sangria recipe too.
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.
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?
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!
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!
- 1 bottle Red Wine
- 3 ounces St. Germain or Cointreau
- 1½ cups Lemon Sparkling Water
- 3 tablespoons Honey
- 1 cup Pineapple Chunks
- 1 cup Cherries pitted
- 1 Apple sliced
- 1 smalle Lemon sliced
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Mint muddled
- 1 small Kiwi optional
- Place the red wine, St. Germain, sparkling water, and honey in a large pitcher and stir.
- Add the pineapple, cherries, apple slices, mint, and kiwi and let sit for about 30 minutes before serving.