Recipes and Entertaining

Recipe Makeover: White Wine Sangria

A refreshing summer cocktail. Someone find me a pitcher. Stat! 🙂

Inspired by Pillsbury.com; modified for optimum PointsPlus™ values.

  • Original Recipe: 7 PointsPlus™
  • Recipe Makeover*: 3 PointsPlus™
  • Servings: 12
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup sugar† (11 pts)
1 cup orange-flavored liqueur  (30 pts)*
1 cup Vodka* (19 pts)
2 medium peaches or nectarines, thinly sliced, slices cut into half (0 pts)
1 medium orange, thinly sliced, cut in half if desired (0 pts)
1 lemon, thinly sliced (0 pts)
1 lime, thinly sliced (0 pts)
3 cups (750 ml bottle) dry white wine, chilled* (24 pts)
4 cups (1 liter) club soda, chilled (0 pts)

*Busy Crab Note: Substituting the asterisked items (all containing alcohol) reduces the PointsPlus value to 3 per serving:

  • Substitute 1 cup orange juice (3 pts) for 1 cup orange-flavored liqueur (30 pts)
  • Substitute 1 cup diet lemon-lime soda (0 pts) for 1 cup Vodka (19 pts)
  • Substitute 3 cups chilled white grape juice (4 pts) for 3 cups white wine (24 pts)

Replacing white sugar with a sugar substitute such as Splenda reduced the overall recipe by 1 point; no impact to PointsPlus on a per serving basis.

Directions:

  • In pitcher, stir sugar, orange-flavored liqueur (or orange juice) and vodka (or lemon-lime soda) until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add fruits and wine (or white grape juice) and refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, add the club soda; stir gently to mix.
  • Serve immediately. If desired, serve over ice. Garnish with a fruit wedge and…Fiesta!

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