Whip up a pitcher of summer sangria in minutes using these three healthy kitchen hacks!
Easy Summertime Sangria – 3 Ways
Raise your hand if you love a pitcher of sangria.
If you’ve never made it before, it’s really easy to whip up a pitcher and summertime is prime time to do it with all the fresh fruit on hand. And while I’d never claim sangria or any alcoholic drink is a health drink, I have three tips to make them a little bit better for you AND up the flavor and crowd appeal, too.
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Sangria Hack #1 – Add Some Sparkle
Pour a few ounces of sparkling water or club soda in your glass before pouring in your sangria. You’ll add bubbles without adding calories and make each serving a little less sugary and alcoholic.
Sangria Hack #2 – Freeze the Fruit
Skip the ice cubes and freeze fruit like sliced strawberries, peaches and nectarines; whole blueberries, raspberries or grapes and/or bite-sized chunks of melon. It’s a great way to chill the drink, cut back on the added sugar and get some fruit into your day.
Sangria Hack #3 – Make It Slushie
Last year, all the rage was frosé. This year, let’s make it sangria slushies!
Simply take the sangria to which you added frozen fruit, add about 6 ice cubes and give it a whirl your blender. If it’s not slushy enough to your liking, add in some more frozen fruit or ice cubes.
It can’t get much easier than that for a summer cocktail cooler.
Here’s a basic summer sangria recipes to give you a starting point:Print
And for all you autumn/winter lovers, pin this Apple Gingersnap Sangria for when cooler weather hits.
Do you ever make sangria? What are your favorite additions/flavors?