This Skinny Sangria Spritzer allows you to enjoy all the sweet flavors of mixed berries and the tartness of red wine in a skinny cocktail. This red wine spritzer is perfect for any season!
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
When you want sangria for the fruits and the wine but don’t want all the calories, what do you do?
All those fruits and juices add extra calories. So does the brandy and triple sec that usually get added in as well. You would think it would be healthy since it’s all fruit but what can you do?!?
To me, the fresh fruit is the best part of drinking sangria.The fruit absorbs the wine and other spirits to make a boozy snack!
My Skinny Sangria Spritzer gives you the fruit and the wine but with less sugar and fewer calories! A regular 8 ounces glass of sangria can have around 260 calories or more depending on what else you add to it.
How does less than half the calories sound?
You too can have less than half because of the sparkling water! All the different flavors of sparkling water out there makes it super easy to skinny-fy any cocktail!
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SANGRIA SPRITZER INGREDIENTS
- frozen berry mix
- red wine
- lemon juice
- orange juice
- sparkling water
- mint for garnish
Frozen Berry Mix – I like to use my favorite triple berry mix because the dark berries are perfect for this combo but feel free to use your own combo of berries.
Red Wine – Use your favorite red wine for this one. I like ones that are cherry and plum forward but use what you like to drink. And don’t use cheap wine or you will get a headache.
Sparkling Water – The best one is a berry flavored one. LaCroix has a great flavor but there are so many on the market to use the choices are unlimited. You can also use soda water or club soda if you prefer.
HOW TO MAKE A SANGRIA SPRITZER
ONE: Place your frozen berries in the bottom of your glass. Add the orange juice and lemon juice.
TWO: Muddle the berries until they are mostly crushed. Add the wine and stir to combine.
THREE: Fill the glass with ice. Pour in the sparkling water and give a light stir. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy!
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
BASIC INGREDIENTS FOR SANGRIA
- triple sec
- fruit juice
- simple syrup
- club/lemon-lime soda
- Fruit slices/pieces for garnishes
THE BEST WINE FOR SANGRIA
The answer as to what is the best wine for sangria is simple. Any wine that you like to drink!
If you prefer a smoky, dark berry wine that is lush and velvety, make a sangria with other berries and warm spices like cloves and cinnamon.
If you prefer a light and citrusy Pinot Grigio, make a sangria with lemons, grapefruits, and vanilla!
IS SANGRIA WINE DIFFERENT THAN REGULAR WINE?
Sangria consists of wine and other additions but you can buy sangria wine.
The sangria wine sold in the bottle is wine already combined with fruit juices and spices.
You can drink it straight and have it taste like the sangria that you are thinking of, but it doesn’t contain any brandy, triple sec, or even the fresh fruit.
TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS
- If you don’t have orange juice feel free to use a splash of orange liqueur
- This makes a great large batch recipe. Just muddle the berries in a bowl, pour everything into a large pitcher, combine and serve.
- Muddle the mint with the berries for more mint flavor.
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My Sparkling Red Wine Sangria Spritzer is a low calorie and low sugar sangria flavored with frozen berries and sparkling water! Perfect for summer or any season!
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- 3 Ingredient Sangria
- Place the mixed berries in the bottom of your glass.
- Add the orange juice and lemon juice.
- Muddle until the berries are mostly crushed.
- Add the wine.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Pour in the sparkling water.
- Garnish with a mint sprig.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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