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Recipe

Sangria

Depending on the type of red wine you use, whether it is light bodied like a Beaujolais or deep and rich like a Cabernet, add the sparkling water to taste. Sangria is best enjoyed the day it is made. Otherwise the oils from the citrus rind begin to impart flavor.

  • Yield: About 1 1/2 quarts
Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange flavored liqueur (recommended: triple sec or Grand Marnier)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 unwaxed apple, cored, and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling water, or to taste, chilled

Directions

  • Combine everything but the sparkling water in a large plastic container or glass pitchers. Cover and chill completely, 1 to 2 hours. When ready to serve, add 2 cups of the sparkling water. Adding more to taste, if desired.