A summer without a little sangria sipping is no summer at all. Our wedding wellness expert, Carlene Thomas of Healthfully Ever After, shares her low-sugar spin on this quintessential patio drink.
Sangria is the ultimate summer crowd-pleaser. It’s easy to make by the pitcher, and the flavors only improve as it sits. While there are many sangria recipes that use red wine as a base, white wine versions are equally delicious, and there’s no risk of party spirits being dampened by dreaded red wine stains. Pinot grigio is a sweet white wine, so you don’t need to add sugar, which is called for in many other sangria recipes.
Ingredients (per serving):
• 5 ounces of pinot grigio
• 1 ounce of peach schnapps
• Apples, cubed
• Strawberries, sliced
• Red grapes, cut in half (and some rolled in sugar for garnish)
Chill pinot grigio for several hours. Add 1 ounce of peach schnapps to a glass, add chopped fruit, and pour wine over top. Roll three whole grapes in honey and then sugar to skewer for a garnish.
Note: To make a pitcher, add 4 ounces of peach schnapps and two cups of chopped fruit to a pitcher. Pour wine over the top and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
Photos and recipe by Carlene Thomas for Limn & Lovely