serves 4

Sangria is a perfect drink to serve outdoors at a picnic or backyard barbecue. You can multiply this recipe as many times as necessary to serve your guests.


1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups dry red wine
2 cups dry white wine
Sliced seasonal fruits, optional
Gin, Grand Marnier or brandy to taste, optional

Combine orange, lemon, sugar and wines in a large container and stir for a few minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, strain out the fruit and add fresh orange, lemon or other fruits and the optional spirits, if you like. Serve with ice in glasses or a pitcher or a punch bowl.