Sinfully Thin Mint Coconut-Lime Sangria

By now you know that one of our favorite things to do, just like you, is to hang out with our friends and family– to simply sit back, have a great time and laugh. Well actually, we tend to giggle—but please don’t hold that against us—we can’t help it, that’s just what comes out sometimes from our childhood! After all, the neighbors didn’t call us and our 7-year old bestie (and still dear friend!) Mary “laughing hyenas” for nothin’!

 

—Nowadays, when the laugh-fests go on, there will likely be some cocktails. Although you probably know, we’re not so great at handling the cocktails (if not, you can read about why in college we were often the designated drivers here and may just have a sip (if that!) when we kick back and relax with our besties. Even though we’re not big drinkers, there will likely be some cocktails that we may prepare and love having our friends enjoy. And since no one wants to put their waistline in jeopardy and our friends know they can count on us to help protect theirs, we frequently experiment and find ways to lighten up a few favorite cocktails (have you tried our Fruity-Tooty Spritzer, or our Cranberry Sparkle Spritzer, or our Watermelon Fresca?)

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So we’re at it again, this time making a skinny sangria. It’s perfect if you’re sitting by the pool or relaxing at night with some snacks and your best girl friends, or even if you’re throwing a cocktail party—and at just 60 calories a serving, you really can’t beat it (most sangrias are more than double the calories at 150 per 8-ounce serving! And if you’re driving and passing on the alcohol (yup, this was us many times in college and we’re still convinced it made us more popular—at least for the night when people needed a ride! ;)), simply enjoy it without the alcohol, as we do—it’s still light, delicious and refreshing.

 

Psst… guess what? You’ll even get a nutrition perk! Thanks to the pineapple, lime and mint, you’ll get 40% of your vitamin C intake in just one glass of this low-cal cocktail. 🙂

 

Special hint: Make it the night before for an even more delicious sangria!

 

Sinfully Thin Mint Coconut-Lime Sangria

(Yields 6 glasses)

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 limes
  • 1 Demi bottle white wine, any dry, white wine works
  • 2 oz. white rum (we used Malibu to boost the coconut flavor)
  • 1 L sparking lemon lime water
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 2 cups no sugar added pineapple juice
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup ice

 

Directions:

  • Cut limes into round slices, about ½ inch thick
  • In a large pitcher, add all ingredients
  • Set in refrigerator for 6 hours, or overnight for best results

 

Nutritional Information:

Per 8 oz. glass

Calories 60; Fat 0g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 6g; Protein 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 0mg; Fiber 0g

Sinfully Thin Mint Coconut-Lime Sangria
 
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Serves: 6 glasses
Ingredients
  • 3 limes
  • 1 Demi bottle white wine, any dry, white wine works
  • 2 oz. white rum (we used Malibu to boost the coconut flavor)
  • 1 L sparking lemon lime water
  • ¼ cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 2 cups no sugar added pineapple juice
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Cut limes into round slices, about ½ inch thick
  2. In a large pitcher, add all ingredients
  3. Set in refrigerator for 6 hours, or overnight for best results
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 oz. Calories: 60 Fat: 0g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 6g Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 0g Protein: 0g

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