12/17/13

Holiday Sangria Spritzer

Holiday Sangria Spritzer

So I did it. I finished my first half-marathon yesterday. That’s a whopping 13.1 miles. And you know what? I never thought I’d say this – but the first 12 miles really weren’t so bad. After all, I’ve been training for months. But that last 1.1 miles? MAN, I hated my life. I was suddenly very aware of the rain, blisters, chaffing and thirst, and I wanted to start walking so badly. In fact, I almost did start walking. But a few things kept me going: 1) my fab running partner, 2) wanting to get the f&@!ing run over with, and 3) knowing that there would be celebratory cocktails. And indeed there were. Cocktails, that is.

Holiday Sangria Spritzer

Hours after the run, once I had rehydrated, showered, napped and finally started feeling alive again, I set out to make my celebratory drink. I wanted something light and not overly sweet, so I whipped up a batch of white sangria spritzer (note: I use the term “whipped” lightly as I was, and still am, moving very slowly!). And you know what? It totally hit the spot. So whether you’re running a half marathon or staying warm by the fire, I hope you enjoy this {lighter} holiday cocktail.

 

 

Holiday Sangria Spritzer

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Ingredients
1 bottle white wine
1/4 cup orange liquor
juice of 1 lemon
1 1/5 green apples, sliced thinly
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (approximately half of 1 fruit)
1 T light agave syrup
3 cups sparkling water

Instructions
Add fruit, liquor, lemon juice and fruit to a large pitcher, and let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours (or overnight). Once it’s been sitting, add agave syrup to taste (use more or less depending on sweetness of wine). Fill with sparkling water immediately before serving.

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