Rasberry Lemonade-gria

Would you find ‘Lemonade-gria’ in Webster’s Dictionary? Mmm, probably not.  But making up words is fun!  And so is making up cocktails – this Lemonade-gria is a perfect combination of the refreshing taste of Lemonade and Sangria – and it’s light and low on calories, at only 5 WW points per serving!

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

*yields six glasses

1 bottle sauvignon blanc

2 shots of vodka

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
(about 2-3 large lemons)

1/4 cup Rasberry infused simple syrup
(recipe below)

1 cup water

seltzer water
(I used lemon flavored)

1 small container of rasberries

1-2  lemons sliced for garnish

Ingredients for Rasberry Infused Simple Syrup

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup stevia
(6 individual packets)

1 small container of fresh rasberries

1) To make simple syrup: Combine the 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of stevia and rasberries in a small sauce pan.  Mash the rasberries with the bottom of a wooden spoon to infuse the juice of the rasberries, and simmer with other ingredients for about 3-5 mintues.  Strain fruit from syrup and let cool.

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

2)  To make Lemonade’gria-  In a large pitcher, combine the sauvignon blanc, vodka, lemon juice, water and simple syrup and mix together.  Add the rasberries and lemon slices and chill for 4-6 hours or overnight.  (the longer the better!)

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

3)  Pour 1 cup of the mixture in a glass with ice and top the rest off with seltzer water.  Garnish with lemon.

 Cheers to healthy cocktails and made up words!