7 Slimmed Down Sangria Recipes to Make Happy Hour Sweeter

7 Skinny Sangria Recipes to Make Happy Hour Sweeter

Grab the corkscrew! It’s time to liven up your wine intake with a side of some vitamin- and mineral-packed produce. While moderate vino sipping (up to one glass a day) has been linked to a healthier heart, stronger bones, lower blood sugar and more, fruit and veggie intake also lowers your risk of disease. So mix the two together and you have a match made in taste bud-satisfying, happy hour-enhancing and health-boosting heaven. Low in sugar yet high in Instagram-ability, these stir-and-serve sangria recipes will be the star of your next party (or Friday Netflix night).

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Sangria Recipes: White Sangria with Mango and Berries Recipe

1. White Sangria with Mango and Berries

A vitamin C-rich dream team of mango, orange, strawberries and raspberries, the fruit in this white sangria means you have enough natural sweetness — no need for added sugar. It does, however, call for a bit of added booze. Splash orange-flavored liqueur on top to up the yummy flavor. Photo and recipe: Lisa Bryan / Downshiftology

Sangria Recipes: Rose Sangria with Strawberries, Peaches and Basil Recipe

2. Rose Sangria with Strawberries, Peaches and Basil

Featuring both sparkling wine and rose — the demand for which has grown a whopping 53 percent year over year — this herb-infused sangria is a pretty and potent party drink. If you want to lower the alcohol and the calories slightly, swap in club soda for the bubbly. Photo and recipe: Serena Wolf / Domesticate Me 

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Sangria Recipes: Ginger Peach Kombucha Sangria

3. Ginger Peach Kombucha Sangria

Kombucha, packed with probiotics, basically makes this white sangria a health elixir. (At least in terms of a glass or two!) With fresh peaches, strawberries and mint, it’s also about as guilt-free as cocktails come. Photo and recipe: Kelsey Preciado / Little Bits Of

Sangria Recipes: Pomegranate Sangria

4. Pomegranate Sangria

All the proof you need that sangria isn’t just for summer. One sip of this citrusy red wine punch will convince you it’s worthy of whipping up during even the coldest months of the year. Try the brandy-laced drink, featuring heart healthy pomegranate seeds and juice, at a fall potluck or holiday party. Photo and recipe: Alex Caspero / Delish Knowledge

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Sangria Recipes: Savory Cucumber Herb Sangria

5. Savory Cucumber Herb Sangria

Chill out after a tough workout or a long day at the office with this no-sugar-added spa-inspired drink. Made with just white wine, sparkling water, fruit, vegetables (yes, vegetables!) and herbs, this spritzer will quickly become a low-cal mainstay on your happy hour lineup. Photo and recipe: Alejandra Ramos / Always Order Dessert

Sangria Recipes: Easy White Sangria Recipe

6. White Sangria

Sangria recipes don’t come much easier than this. When guests are minutes away, simply combine a bottle of white wine, a 32-ounce bottle of fruit-flavored sparkling water and a pile of cherries or any other fruit that’s handy. Voilá, a crowd-pleasing party beverage. Photo and recipe: Grace Wainwright / A Southern Drawl

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Sangria Recipes: Frozen Raspberry Peach Sangria Recipe

7. Frozen Raspberry Peach Sangria

There’s a good reason why frosé is having a moment: It’s like a grown-up version of the slushy. You don’t need to feel guilty about treating yourself to this icy drink, though. It’s sweetened with just a hint of agave nectar. Blend it up without sweetener, then try a sample, and add only as much as you need to balance the flavors. Photo and recipe: Krista Rollins / Joyful Healthy Eats 

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