Summer means sangria around here. It is cheaper than serving straight wine at parties and I like keto sangria so much better. This Easy Sangria Recipe is so flavorful and has only 5 net carbs per glass. My low carb sangria is so delicious they'll never know it's not full of juice and sugar.
Nothing says summer to me like a big glass of sangria! I love sangria for many reasons. It is more refreshing than straight wine and you can flavor it in so many ways! And it is a lot cheaper than serving straight wine.
If you've never made homemade sangria before it is very easy. You just stretch a bottle of wine with juice, tea, seltzer, or any other liquid and flavor it. I use tea and sugar free sweetener in my keto sangria to keep the carb count down. This is a red sangria recipe but for a white wine sangria recipe try my sugar free Apple Cider Sangria.
Expert Tips for Keto Sangria
My secret ingredient is using a raspberry tea bag and a sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme. The herbs really enhance the flavors of the wine and the berries. This is a sweet sangria and goes well with almost anything. It is one of my favorite easy keto recipes for an adult beverage.
My standard sangria recipe is 1 part pinot grigio to one part apple juice. It is very delicious but not low carb. I wanted to make a version that would be friendlier to my diet. Raspberries are one of my favorite berries and since they are naturally low in sugar they are great for low carb recipes. The only carbs in this are from the wine and raspberries. Using raspberry tea as part of the base means this has fewer carbs and sugar than straight wine.
You can really use this method for any of your cocktail recipes by making an easy keto simple syrup from water and sweetener.
If you are interested in learning more about low carb wine here is a great article about wine on keto.
Ingredients for Low Carb Sangria
- boiling water
- raspberry tea bag
- fresh thyme or rosemary - my secret ingredient. Using a sprig of fresh herbs gives this a major flavor boost.
- ice-cold water
- orange extract
- lemon extract
- low carb red wine - basically any dry red wine that you enjoy will work
- frozen or fresh raspberries
To make a whole pitcher of sangria simply use a 750 ml bottle of red wine and multiply the other ingredients by 6.
Other Red Wine Sangria Options
Club Soda or Seltzer - sub for the water for a bubbly sangria
Lime Juice - you can add some lime juice in place of or in addition to the extracts
Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries - sub in whatever berries you have for the raspberries
Tea Flavors - try peach tea with white wine or berry tea with mixed berries
Vodka - if you like your sangria a little stronger add a shot of vodka
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- 2 oz boiling water
- 1 raspberry tea bag
- 1 inch piece of fresh thyme or rosemary optional but recommended
- 2 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 2 oz ice cold water
- ¼ teaspoon orange extract
- ¼ teaspoon lemon extract
- 4 oz red wine
- ¼ cup frozen or fresh raspberries
- Pour boiling water over the tea bag and the thyme or rosemary in a glass measuring cup. Steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and herb. Add the sweetener and stir to dissolve. Add the ice water. Add the rest of the ingredients. Enjoy!