Green Tea Sangria
- 1 bottle white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc)
- 4 cups water
- 6 bags green tea
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3 lemons , sliced
- 20-25 mint leaves
In a large pot or kettle bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
After boiling take off heat, and add in 6 green tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags, and stir in 1/3 cup of honey. (Let cool for 30 min-1 hour before mixing sangria.)
When the tea is slightly cooled add it to your pitcher along with 1 bottle of white wine, lemon slices, and fresh mint leaves. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours before serving!
Sangria is my favorite way to consume the alcohols, because it’s basically just fruit juice. When I was in college, my friends and I would make HUGE batches of sangria and bring them to parties in themed cups. We spent most of the night swatting other people’s hands away from our delicious, alcohol-soaked fruit. At some point we sorta became infamous for our big sangria cups thing. (Okay, maybe we were only infamous in our minds.) Either way, it has been and always will be the best drink ever.
But the bummer about most sangria is the amount of sugar that goes into it. YEESH! Talk about a headache waiting to happen. When you get sangria at restaurants you might as well be ordering dessert. Ick. I’m not about that life. I want to eat my desserts and drink my drinks. Ya feel me? So that’s why I made this sangria only lightly sweetened with HONEY! So you get some nice natural sweetness along with the metabolism boosting properties of green tea and lemon! Who else can say that their cocktail helps boost their metabolism???
If this recipe sounds weird to you, FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW AND GET READY TO HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN. You’re in for a treat here. All of the flavors are subtle and delicate enough to make a light, refreshing drink that just tastes like spring and summer! It’s got hints of sweetness, and hints of green tea, and lemon, and mint, and the wine is just floating behind it all waiting to make happy hour happen. It’s the best kind of sangria, like, ever. I’m not gonna force you to make it. But you’d be missing out on something utterly amazing if you don’t. JUST SAYIN’.