This sangria isn’t filled with sugars like the typical ones. It’s light and refreshing and makes the perfect summer cocktail.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer! It’s been really nice enjoying the time with my kids, taking them to the pool and watching them play baseball. I haven’t been posting as much so I can spend time with them and I have really been trying to be present with them and enjoy every second. Tantrums, fights and all. 😉 As much as I don’t want to wish summer away, I do look forward to get back to a routine and being able to cook more and share more recipes. But for now, I will just share this delicious, healthy sangria with you. You won’t miss the added sugar at all. Promise.
Why is this sangria “healthy”? Good question. I decided to use my beloved green tea to add some antioxidants. Why not? I used a mint green tea that added a light, sweet mint taste and paired perfectly with the wine and fruit. This is such a simple recipe and has no added sugar at all. Well, if you add the juice from the melons that will add some sugar but that is natural sugar and yes, there’s a difference. And it’s so pretty so it’s perfect for entertaining. No one will know how ridiculously easy it was to make!
- 4 bags mint green tea
- 4 cups hot water
- 1 bottle of wine, I used Sauvignon Blanc but you can also Pinot Grigio, Moscato or Riesling
- 1 small cantaloupe, cut into small pieces (I used a melon baller)
- 1 small honeydew, cut into small pieces
- ¼ watermelon, cut into small pieces
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 handful of fresh mint, chopped
- juice from all the melons (optional)
- Place the tea bags into the hot water and allow to brew for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
- Pour tea and wine into pitcher and stir.
- Add fruit, half the mint and juice from melons if desired. Stir again.
- Let sit for at least an hour but can sit overnight.
- Add remaining mint before serving. Can serve over ice. Enjoy!
Feel free to use a different wine if you’d like. I would definitely opt for a cheaper wine, but still used a medium-bodied, lightly sweet kind. Some people like their sangria a little bubbly so if you’d like you can use a prosecco or even add some plain seltzer.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Cheers to the last few weeks of summer!