simple & slim sangria.

I don’t really drink much.

But I reallllllly love this sangria.

It’s hands down my favorite I-want-to-have-a-draaaank-kind of drink.

It highly amuses Mr. Peaches and his little brother when I actually say that out loud…

Sangria at most restaurants can be dangerous with all that extra added sugar and alcohol, but this sangria is made with just red wine + a wee bit of brandy + a wee bit of O.J. + Diet 7-Up + a whole lotta sliced-up fruit + plenty of ice.

i.e, a cocktail sent from the heavens.

What does this all mean?

Basically it means you should whip up a batch of it this weekend and make some tacos or pizza, or heck — go crazy and make some bacon-wrapped dates — and sip it with someone you like. Or love.

too da loo,
peaches and cake

Simple & Slim Sangria
Inspired by The Poor Girl
Yields 8-10 servings

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  • 2 bottles inexpensive (but not gross) dry red wine (I prefer a dry Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 2 ounces or so inexpensive brandy
  • 2 ounces or so fresh-squeezed or bottled orange juice (I used Trop 50)
  • 2 green apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (24 oz.) Diet 7-Up
  • ice for serving

Combine all ingredients but the Diet 7-Up and ice.

Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight if possible.

Mix in the Diet 7-Up right before serving.

Serve over ice.

2 responses to “simple & slim sangria.

  1. Elise Heeringa

    Thanls for the great recipe, Meg–I love the fact that it’s a light version!

    My Spanish host mom always included some cinnamon in her sangria, so I do, too. Cinnamon sticks are a pretty and flavorful addition! Also, it works great to use frozen fruit (berries, mango chunks, whatever you’d like….Trader Joes has awesome mixes) in lieu of ice to avoid watering it down.

    Can’t wait to try this!

    Cheers,
    Elise

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