2 bottles of inexpensive red wine (one cab, one merlot)
½ cup brandy (you can use gin)
2 fresh squeezed oranges
1 fresh squeezed lime
1 fresh squeezed lemon
2 cups of halved red grapes
1 lemon for slicing
1 lime for slicing
1 orange for slicing
1 apple for slicing
1 L ginger ale (you can use club soda)
1 tsp fine bar sugar
Pour the 2 bottles of wine and ½-cup brandy in a glass pitcher. Squeeze the 2 oranges, 1 lime and 1 lemon into the pitcher. Cut grapes in half and add them to the pitcher. Slice the apple, orange, lemon and lime in thin slices and add 5 slices of each to the pitcher. Add the 1 tsp fine bar sugar.
Chill in fridge for 24 hours. Make sure to cover as wine and fruits absorb scents from other foods in the fridge.
Wine or pint glasses are ideal for serving. Add ice to the glass and fill ½ of the glass with ginger ale, fill the rest of the glass with the sangria. Take some of the fruit from the sangria and garnish the glass.
Get hammered! Make sure to eat the fruit, as this is where all the alcohol is absorbed. You can get drunk just from eating the fruit.
Next time… White Strawberry – Raspberry Sangria!