Low Cal Sangria

Sangria is usually loaded with hidden sugars and syrups, but a low-calorie version can be made using sparkling lemon-lime-...
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Sangria is usually loaded with hidden sugars and syrups, but a low-calorie version can be made using sparkling lemon-lime- or orange-flavored water to reduce calories. When you make this tasty cocktail, be sure to choose flavored water with no added sugar. 

Ingredients

  • bottle red wine
  • apple, cut into bite-size pieces
  • pear, cut into bite-size pieces
  • orange, segmented
  • ½  Cup  berries, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 16  Ounces  sparkling flavored water

Directions

Mix the bottle of red wine with fiber-rich fruit like pears, apples, berries, and oranges. The more fruit you add, the more full you will feel. Combine it all and set in the fridge to chill. When you’re ready to serve, add two cups of cold flavored sparkling water and serve. 

Sangria Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Sangria Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.