Paleo Sangria… Is wine Paleo? According to Robb Wolf, wine is a “grey area food” or a “fifth shade of Paleo” (80-90%). According to the Eat, Drink, Paleo “Is it Paleo?” tool wine is Paleo, but “stick to low sugar, quality red and white wines. Organic wines are ideal. Consume in moderation.” (it's an excellent tool; I recommend you check it out). And Paleo Girl's Kitchen has a great graphic outlining “Paleo Drinking Cheat Sheet“.
And according to another Paleo Alcohol guide, brandy and cognac are Paleo-friendly, although Grand Marnier has some added sugar, so we're pushing it there – but we're not adding any more sugar than that.
Because Holley and I like to present Paleo (and lacto-Paleo) foods, and this is kind of on the bubble, I'm going to include this in the “Sweets & Cheats” category. But as far as living in the real world and looking at more Paleo-friendly options, wine is a fair option. Therefore: Paleo Sangria, baby!
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Feel free to change the fruits up to whatever you have available. One of my favorite sangria mixes was mainly berries. Try it out. This is a pretty potent mix, there's a high likelihood that you will want to water it down with 1-2 L club soda.
- 2 bottles red wine (I used Merlot)
- 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 3 oranges (thinly sliced)
- 1 lemon (thinly sliced)
- 1 lime (thinly sliced)
- 1/4 cup mulberries
- 1/4 cup cherries (pitted)
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1-2L club soda
- Mix all ingredients together in a large pitcher.
- Chill in fridge and add ice.