I love summer. I really do. All this sunshine just makes me so happy – and I try to enjoy every minute of it before fall comes (my least favorite season.) One of my favorite things to do in summer is go to the beach with some friends, pack up some lunch and spend the day the swimming, playing Frisbee and paddle ball – and drinking sangria! Now, I’ve always been known for my white wine mango sangria (someone once served some to Joe and he loved it, without even realizing it was my recipe!), but this summer I decided to experiment with some new flavors.
Now, I really love rhubarb – it’s sweet and tart and pretty pink! – but all the recipes I found for it in sangria called for added sugar. And as a Spaniard (ok, 2nd generation but whatever), I know sangria. It should be sweet from the fruit, but not sugary sweet. Plus, all that added sugar didn’t jive well with my weight loss goals.
So I’ve come up with this no-sugar added recipe that is super simple – and it’s been a HUGE hit. Every time I bring it to the beach it’s gone before the end of the day – and we end up munching on the sweet boozy fruit in our cups (no complaints here!) So come on it, let’s talk rhubarb and weddings, summer and fun! [Continue Reading]