BY: VANESSA ROBERTS
If there’s one drink that’s synonymous with fun and summer, it has got to be sangria. The perfect accompaniment to BBQ’s, pool parties, al fresco dinners, picnics and more, this European-infused fruity beverage is made for all of your summer festivities with friends. Refreshing and flavoursome, a few sips of this Spanish staple will have you reminiscing about those hot summer nights in San Sebastián almost instantaneously!
Generally made with any combination of wine, chopped fruit, fruit juice and liqueurs there is no limit to how many variations of sangria you can come up with, and like most things – experimentation is part of the fun.
However, if simply looking at these ingredients is enough to give you a sugar rush, and you’d prefer to make smarter choices when drinking, it is possible to make sangria with a lower sugar alternative such as Pure Blonde Crisp Apple Cider.
We’ve come up with a great, refreshing sangria recipe using Pure Blonde Crisp Apple Cider. This recipe is perfect if you’re health-conscious, or simply want to eliminate unnecessary sugar and carbs this summer.
Low-Sugar Sangria Recipe
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- 2 x 355ml bottles of Pure Blonde Crisp Apple Cider
- 2 x green apples
- 2 x pears
- 2 x oranges
- 1 cup Mint leaves
- 2 x 375ml cans of diet ginger beer
- 1 x dry white wine
- Slice apples, oranges and pears
- Fill large jug with sliced apples, oranges, pears and mint
- Add Pure Blonde Crisp Apple Cider, ginger beer and white wine.
- Stir mixture and serve over ice for the perfect summer cocktail
What is Pure Blonde Crisp Apple Cider?
With 60% less sugar than regular cider* and 50% less carbs than regular cider* Pure Blonde Cider makes a great option for anyone with an active lifestyle, who wants to stay in shape without sacrificing on enjoyment.
Made from whole crushed apples and fermented with a white wine yeast, Pure Blonde Cider is a crisp, refreshing apple cider with a delicate finish. It has a freshly cut apple aroma without being too sweet and sugary.
Best of all, Pure Blonde Crisp Apple Cider is free of artificial flavours or sweeteners. Pure Blonde Cider makes a great inclusion in sangria, but it is also a great alternative to more sugary drinks such as regular cider, spirits and mixed drinks, at any time of year.
* Regular cider being Strongbow Classic
* This story was developed in collaboration with Pure Blonde Crisp Apple Cider though all opinions are our own.