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One Glass Sangria

If you want to reduce food waste, this red wine sangria recipe will help your mission.

Photo courtesy Champagne Nutrition

The way we eat can influence the environment. Awareness of sustainability in nutrition is gaining momentum, and for good reason. What better way to salvage a bottle of wine you opened yesterday, 1/2 an apple, orange, lemon, or lime, or the end of a bottle of old brandy you may otherwise toss than by making a simple One Glass Sangria? Let's put these leftovers, that may otherwise get tossed, to good use. It's a win-win!


  • 2-3 slices orange/tangerine lime and/or lemon

  • 1/2 apple chopped

  • 1 tablespoon brandy

  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier

  • 1/4 cup light-bodied red wine such as Merlot or Rioja

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice can also sub pomegranate juice

  • 2 tablespoons soda water

  • 1 cup ice cubes

Serves 1


  1. Place fruit slices in the bottom of a wine glass.

  2. Add brandy and orange liqueur.

  3. Let sit for 5 minutes then add wine, juice, and soda.

  4. Stir well and top with ice.

  5. Garnish with a slice of fruit and serve chilled.

Brandy and Grand Marnier are the ideal combination for this cocktail but you could sub in some triple sec, rum, or even bourbon, too. You’ve got options so use what you’ve got available.

As for fruit, use whatever you’ve got—berries about to go bad? Use them! 1/2 a wrinkled apple? Perfect. A lemon, lime, or orange past its prime? Use it instead of the super fresh one.

For more simple, quick and easy, plant-based recipes that you can make at home, be sure to visit Champagne Nutrition. You'll find a lot of healthy cocktails and mocktails by Seattle's nutrition expert Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN as well as simple breakfasts, snacks, and main dishes recipes with delightful ingredients.

One Glass Sangria is featured in Season 2 Episode 9 which is currently available for streaming on your fave podcast app. Don't have a a podcast app? No problem! Listen here.


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