For the Simple Syrup:
Combine one part water to one part sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Chill before use.
For the Sangria:
Cut orange and lime in half. Fill large pitcher with ice and combine the wine, brandy, liqueur, lemon-lime soda, the juice of half of an orange, and the juice of half of a lime. Stir. Add simple syrup to obtain desired sweetness. Slice remaining orange and lime into thin slices.
Garnish glasses with orange, lime, and cherry.
Yield: Recipe serves 4
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Recipe courtesy of The Columbia Restaurant/Ybor City, Tampa, Florida