Video:How to Make Low-Sugar Sangriawith Mandy Day
Sangria is a refreshing, fruity summer drink, but it doesn't have to be loaded with sugar. Here's a recipe for a delicious low-sugar sangria.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Low-Sugar SangriaHi, I'm Mandy Day with About.com, and today we're making a low-sugar sangria recipe. This recipe comes from About.com's wine site.
Low-Sugar Sangria IngredientsTo make this low-sugar sangria recipe, recipe, you will need:
- 1 Bottle of red wine
- 1 Lemon cut into wedges
- 1 Lime cut into wedges
- 1 Orange cut into wedges
- 3/4 cup of raspberries or strawberries
- 2/3 cups agave nectar as a sugar substitute
- 2 cups sparkling water or club soda (this has no sugar, compared to ginger ale)
Mix Sangria Ingredients Before ChillingOnce you have your ingredients together, you'll need a large glass pitcher to mix them in. Start by pouring the wine into the pitcher. The type of wine you use really doesn't matter—choose one of your favorites, or pick an especially fruity wine if you want a sweeter sangria, or a dry wine for a more subdued flavor. After the whole bottle is in your pitcher, squeeze in the juice from your fruit wedges, then drop them in whole. Once you have all of your fruit wedges in the pitcher, add in the agave nectar to sweeten it up, and mix well before refrigerating.
Add Club Soda and Fruit to Chilled Low-Sugar SangriaFor best results, you'll want to refrigerate for about 24 hours. This will allow the fruit juices to permeate the wine, and the sugar to mix in completely. Wait until just before serving to add in the club soda and your more delicate fruits like berries, peaches or apples. This will make sure the club soda stays fizzy and your fruit won't get soggy. Sangria is best when served very cold, so feel free to serve over ice. If you need to serve your sangria right away, use chilled wine and lots of ice instead of refrigerating overnight. As a final touch, make sure there's some fruit in the glass for garnish, or just add a wedge to the rim if you prefer.
Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit About.com.
About videos are made available on an "as is" basis, subject to the User Agreement.