Hi Everyone! How are you all doing this week? Hopefully hanging in there while we wait for warmer temperatures and beach weather to arrive? It’s almost hard to believe that we’re ALMOST halfway through February! Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and since many of us will be staying home this year rather than going out, I experimented with some Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes for all of you this past weekend (I know, it’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it!). If you’re like me, I love a cocktail with dinner but sometimes prefer to save my calories for a decadent dessert. Give me alllll the chocolate! This super easy, skinny sparkling strawberry moscato sangria was the winning recipe and I love it because it has no added sugars, tastes light and refreshing and is so pretty!
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Moscato is a sweeter, fruitier wine, which allows us to easily skip the soda (and calories!) that is often found in sangria recipes. This type of wine has notes of apricot, peach, tangerine, rose, orange blossom and even lychee so it’s a perfect wine for a simple sangria. In place of soda, I subbed in strawberry bubly sparkling water, which is also great for counteracting dehydration which can occur with alcohol consumption.
Sparkling Strawberry Moscato Sangria
- 1 750-ml bottle of pink moscato wine (I used Marchese dell’Elsa Moscato Pink)
- 1/2 cup strawberry flavored vodka (I used Stoli)
- 16 oz. of strawberry sparkling water
- 8-10 fresh strawberries, sliced
- In a large pitcher, combine the wine and vodka. Add the strawberries and refrigerate for one hour before serving
- Just before serving, add the strawberry sparkling water
3. Serve over ice and add a pretty pink straw!
If you’d prefer an alternative to sparkling water or club soda, or prefer a sweeter drink you can substitute with lemon-lime soda.
Enjoy this sparkling strawberry moscato sangria, and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with those you love!
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