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Tropical Coconut Sangria

June 29, 2014

This refreshing tropical  coconut sangria made with white wine, tropical fruits and juices and coconut water to help you get a nice summer buzz on, the healthy way. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser and you’ll find yourself wondering why you ever drank sugar-laden sangrias in the past!

Now that the ebook is done, I’ve had to find a new challenge to occupy my time. This may seem like a somewhat ordinary sangria, but nooooo, this drink is actually quite special. You see, my new mission in life is to develop a drink which cures your hangover while you’re still drinking. Wine + Vodka + Coconut Water = the most brilliant concoction to have ever graced this planet.

This refreshing tropical  coconut sangria made with white wine, tropical fruits and juices and coconut water to help you get a nice summer buzz on, the healthy way. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser and you'll find yourself wondering why you ever drank sugar-laden sangrias in the past!Can we take a minute to discuss hangovers please? I remember when I experienced my first one (we won’t discuss the age…Sorry Mom and Dad!) and I honestly thought the world was ending. Then I went to college and they SUCKED but I was privileged enough to just skip class and watch TV in bed all day (again, sorry Mom and Dad!). Fast forward to last weekend when I experienced the hangover from hell.

What I have come to learn is that hangovers definitely get worse the older you get. While, I recognize I have very little responsibility besides myself and my home, if I wake up with a hangover it means many of the tasks I am responsible for just won’t get done or more likely will get done in combination with frequent bathroom breaks (TMI?!). It just isn’t pleasant and while hangovers seldom happen these days, when they do it feels as though I’ve contracted the plague.

Topical Coconut Sangria // thehealthymaven.comFortunately moderation is something I managed to learn as I’ve gotten older so frequent binge drinking and absurdly early brunches (by this I mean before 1:00PM) where you still stink of alcohol are no longer a staple in my life. Although I’ll admit alcohol is very much a part of my existence. I love my wine and my cocktails and since the years of having “a few too many” are increasingly diminishing I’m not about to soberly watch them fly by.

In conjunction with moderation I seem to have also found my “happy point” aka tipsy but not black-out. I suspect moderation and my happy point go hand-in-hand. Alternatively, you can always chase your alcohol with coconut water and hope for the best!

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Tropical Coconut Sangria

  • Total Time: 2 hours
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cup mango, chopped
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 1 cup coconut water

Instructions

  1. Combine all in a large pitcher or bowl.
  2. Let sit for at least 2 hours (longer is better).
  3. Serve on ice.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8

Tropical Coconut Sangria // thehealthymaven.comWorst hangover you’ve ever had? What’s your favourite drink?

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  • Reply
    Alex @ Kenzie Life
    June 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    This is a must-try!

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    Kat
    June 30, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    So let me start by saying, I hate alcohol. Can’t stand the taste, can’t stand how people act when they’re drunk, can’t stand how it smells. This drink however? SCREAMING my name. The one alcohol I can actually handle is sangria, and this one looks way too delicious to be true. Now if only I had some friends to drink it with!!

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    [email protected]
    June 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Ick ick ick! I hate hangovers! The worst one I had was after NYE ringing in 2010! Morning sickness feels like a constant hangover for 3 months. Fun, right!?

    This sangria looks so good! I love anything with coconut!

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    Cassie
    June 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

    OMG. I have to make this this week.

    I woke up a littleeee hungover on Saturday. That was new for me. It hit me this weekend I don’t remember the last time I blacked out from drinking – well over a year ago. Isn’t that absurd? (Both in a good/bad way).

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 30, 2014 at 9:38 am

      I’m feeling embarrassed that mine was last weekend and involved alleyways in Minneapolis…FML

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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs
    June 30, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Ugh I experienced my first real hungover last Friday morning and it was torture AH :'( And I’m only 17…. I really hope it doesn’t get much worse than that!
    Let me tell you that you’re a genius my friend – boozy drinks that also cure hangovers??? Including both of my favorite drinks (yay for vodka and wine, they’re all I ever drink! Oh well, and gin too. But I seem to find that gin and me aren’t the best of friends whoops) and mangoes yyayay! This sounds brilliant!

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    Karen Loves to Run (@karenlovestorun)
    June 30, 2014 at 6:45 am

    This looks delicious and refreshing!! I love any kind of tropical drink 🙂
    Hangovers are the worst and unfortunately for me I am a lightweight so they are brutal- need to build up that tolerance!! :p
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    Lauren
    June 30, 2014 at 2:08 am

    I love that you are combating the hangover as you drink – great work my friend! Coconut water is so good after a few drinks!

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    Becky @ Olives n Wine
    June 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Hahahahah – I was laughing the entire way through this post!! Seriously, I swear hangovers get worse by the minute. It almost makes me shy away from wine all together, but let’s be real… that ain’t happenin’ anytime soon! I love your solution – coconut water cures all, right?!

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    Mary Frances
    June 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Hangovers have never graced my existence yet 😉 but anything with pineapple, mango, and coconut has gotta be good. Just saying.

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    June 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I love the bright color! When am I coming over to drink some? Getting thirsty. 😉

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