skinny sangria for hot summer days
posted: July 12, 2014
When the mercury rises and friends come together, there’s no better time to whip up some tapas and a pitcher of skinny sangria. If you read that and immediately thought, “Man, I can’t remember the last time I had all my friends over,” then you are probably working too hard. Stop. Right. Now. And set a date. Trust us, the occasion you’ve been waiting for to bring your besties together is that it’s summer and you love them because, as we know, friends are so much more important than any money you can earn by putting in OT. But back to that delicious, refreshing skinny sangria….
SKINNY TEA SANGRIA
5 tsp loose leaf green tea (we used pomegranate/lavender green tea from Bulk Barn; get creative with yours!)
4 cups boiling water
1- 750ml bottle of dry white wine (we used a Pinot Grigio)
3 cups assorted melon, cubed (we used watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew)
Steep tea leaves in boiling water for 1 minute. Do not over-steep. Thoroughly strain tea leaves (otherwise your sangria will taste bitter and tannic). Once tea is cooled entirely add wine & fruit. Refrigerate minimum four hours (preferably overnight).
The melon in the recipe naturally sweetens the sangria. If you prefer a sweeter drink, try a sweeter wine like a Riesling or add a bit of watermelon juice.
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