Lady Sangria

Perfect drink for the holidays!

Copyright© 2016 by Ronaldo Linares. From Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba. Photography: Kelly Campbell Photography. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. Available at and in bookstores nationwide. 

A few years back, I developed this recipe for a tasting dinner I put together for my amazing wife’s birthday. The different fruits used represent the beauty that is my wife, and the dark rum represents yours truly. Enjoy this wonderful cocktail! —RONALDO LINARES

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 2 hours 
Serves: 6
Serving Size: 1 cup 

1 750-ml bottle white wine
2 peaches, chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped
4 ounces raspberries, lightly muddled
4 ounces triple sec
3 oranges, juiced
1 tablespoon lime juice
4 ounces gold rum
2 cups diet tonic water 

In a large vessel, add wine, peaches, apple, raspberries, triple sec, orange juice, lime juice, and rum and stir. Let the sangria sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving. Add the tonic water just before serving it to your guests. 

Exchanges: 2 fruit | 1½ alcohol | Calories: 260 | Calories from Fat: 10 | Total
Fat: 10g | Saturated/Trans Fat/Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium:
400mg | Total Carbohydrate: 35g | Dietary Fiber: 5g | Sugars: 26g | Protein:
2g |Phosphorus: 60mg