Appetizers

Refreshing Mock White Sangria

Traditionally, sangria is a fruited wine punch. This version replaces the wine with cranberry juice for less alcohol and fewer calories. If hosting a crowd, just double or triple the recipe.
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
3 cups light white cranberry juice drink, chilled
1 small orange, sliced and halved
½ of a lemon, sliced and halved
¼ cup Grand Marnier®, triple sec or fresh orange juice
½ of a Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into thin wedges
1 cup diet ginger ale, chilled
Ice

Preparation:

  1. Combine 1 cup cranberry juice drink and orange and lemon slices in large pitch­er. Partially crush citrus slices using the back of a wooden spoon. Add remaining 2 cups juice drink, Grand Marnier and apple to pitcher. If desired, cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.
  2. Just before serving, add ginger ale; gently stir. Pour over ice into glasses.

Alternate Preparation: REFRESHING MOCK RED SANGRIA
Prepare white sangria recipe as directed, except substitute light red cranberry juice drink for the white. If desired, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour (the fruit will start to absorb the red juice if it sits longer).

Per Serving (white, 8 ounces):
calories: 70; 0 calories from fat
total fat: 0 g; 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat
cholesterol: 0 mg
sodium: 70 mg
total carbohydrates: 13 g
fiber: 0 g
sugars: 13 g
protein: 0 g; vitamins: vitamin A (0% DV), vitamin C (80% DV)
minerals: calcium (0% DV), iron (0% DV)
exchanges: 1 fruit

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