Low Carb Red Sangria Recipe: Saying Goodbye Summer

My low carb red sangria recipe is the same beautiful color as regular sangria but only 3 carbs for a full 8 ounces. It’s sparkling and refreshing, just right for end of summer parties and long evenings on the porch swing. The recipe is for just one serving but you can easily multiply it to make a pitcher.

For this recipe you’ll need: red wine, citron vodka, berry 0 carb water enhancer, club soda, ice, slice of lime for garnish

 If you are in a hurry click here to go straight to the low carb red sangria recipe.

Low carb red sangria recipe has just 3 carbs for 8 ounces. So fruity and yummy! From lowcarb-ology.com

I kind of love sangria in the summer time. Maybe it reminds me of the hot summer days and pitchers of icy KoolAid of my childhood. It’s sort of the same when you think about it…

I don’t know about you but I wish summer was as magical for me now as it was when I was a kid.  Remember waking up on the first day of vacation with the whole summer stretching out in front of you? Feeling like the days were unending? I had more than enough time to do everything on my list, from riding bikes with my friend to wading into the ankle deep icy water of the creek and catching crawdads. As long as I was in the door before the streetlights came on I was free to do as I pleased.

Now it seems like morning just turns into evening with no day in between!

My kids’ summer is coming to an end. They’ve had a busy summer this year with youth camp, visiting their father out of state, and two of them going on missions trips (one to San Antonio and one to Kenya, Africa). We didn’t get a family vacation this year because of the craziness of it all and I missed that a lot. My three youngest are the only ones left in school now, a senior, a freshman, and a 7th grader. I will miss them when they go back, too. The house is too quiet.

This low carb red sangria recipe is about to be your favorite! Just 3 carbs per 8 ounce glass. From lowcarb-ology.com

All of that to say that sangria and summer are a team as far as I’m concerned. Sadly, sangria is full of carbs. First of all, wine has carbs. Not a lot but it does have 3.8 carbs for every 5 ounces you drink. I don’t know about you but I can put down a lot of wine talking with friends on a Saturday afternoon. Next, there’s usually fruit juice involved, and often sugar as well. All of that adds up to roughly 18 to 20 carbs for an 8 ounce glass of sangria. You pretty much might as well dump vodka in cherry KoolAid. Seriously.

Low carb red sangria recipe is my favorite ... and just 3 carbs per 8 ounce glass. Lowcarb-ology.com

So, this summer I have been mostly staying very low carb. I probably need to actually kick up the carbs a little because they may be too low with my weight program. 5 days of weights and 4 days of cardio… well… maybe I can afford more than 15 or 20 grams. Anyway, staying low carb meant drinking cocktails once in awhile instead of sangria more often. Let’s face it, you might be able to get away with a glass of sangria several times a week but when it’s a gin and tonic?

More than a couple and people start looking at you with suspicion. Even the dogs.

So, I decided to try my old cocktail standby, water enhancers, and some flavored vodka to mimic the super fruity flavor of my favorite sangria. I added club soda to give it some sparkle AND to make it go farther. If you are using a very dry red wine ( I used a Spanish Roija) you might want to use sugar-free Sprite or ginger ale.

Low carb red sangria recipe is easy to make. Perfect for summer. lowcarb-ology.com

The following are affiliate links. If you click through and buy something I will get a small commission used for keeping the blog up and running smoothly. Thank you for being a part of Lowcarb-ology!

I love my sangria set because it looks so pretty in the pitcher! The 0 carb berry water enhancer gives the low carb red sangria its fruity flavor.

Here’s that low carb red sangria recipe. Cheers!

This low carb red sangria recipe is about to be your favorite! Just 3 carbs per 8 ounce glass. From lowcarb-ology.com
Print

Low Carb Red Sangria Recipe

Sweet and fruity, this red wine sangria recipe is sparkly and refreshing. Just 3 carbs for 8 ounces!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces red wine
  • 1 ounce Absolut Citron vodka
  • 1/4 teaspoon berry flavor 0 carb water enhancer
  • 4 ounces of club soda
  • ice

Instructions

  • Add the red wine, vodka, and water enhancer to a glass.
  • Stir to blend.
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Add club soda.
  • Garnish with a lime slice if desired.

If you liked this Low Carb Red Sangria Recipe you may also like…

Low Carb Cherry Gin Fizz

Low Carb Grape Nehi Cocktail

Last Updated 09/17/2019

18 Responses to “Low Carb Red Sangria Recipe: Saying Goodbye Summer”

  1. Oh I love sangria! You are speaking my language here! Give me a glass and let me kick my feet up by the pool!

    Reply
    • 🙂 I would totally… if I had a pool. Would the hot tub do?

    • oh yah me too I cant wait to make this

  2. Sangria is just perfect on a warm summer day! Looks refreshing!

    Reply
    • Thanks!

  3. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Sangria has always been one of my favorite drinks. Haven’t had any in ages. Will definitely be mixing up a glass of this for myself. Was planning on serving a watermelon sangria at my husbands birthday later this month. I may try to morph this recipe into a LC version of that, then I’ll be able to enjoy a glass (or two) as well. Cheers!.

    Reply
    • Oh! Let me know how that goes! I know you can find sugar free watermelon syrups and water enhancers. I’d start there.

  4. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe, really great. However, only because I was planning on putting back some serious Sangria. The thought of a lowcarb fan food page would make any registered dietetician cringe. I hope the regular folk reading this understand that a 15-20g carbohydrate diet is incredibly extreme and should be closely monitored for safety!

    Reply
    • People have been using this diet with their doctor’s support for decades.

  5. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I didn’t have a sugar-free berry drink mix, so used a cherry pomegranate. It really did taste like sangria. Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
    • I’m so glad you liked it!

  6. WHAT ARE A FEW BRANDS OF SUGAR FREE WATER ENHANCER? THANKS!

    Reply
    • There are links to water enhancers down by the recipe but MIO and DaSani are the ones I use most often. 🙂

    • President Choice brand are really good! (Canada) I like all of them which is rare…

  7. 5 stars
    I made the red version for myself and my husband, and we loved it!. Believe it or not, red wine gives my daughter a stuffy nose, so I just made one for her substituting white wine, ruby red grapefruit vodka, and mango water enhancer. Came out great!

    Reply
    • Watch out for the ruby red vodka – it can have a lot of carbs.

  8. Excited to try this! What kind of red wine do you recommend using?

    Reply
  9. What type of red wine?

    Reply

Leave a Reply