Cool fresh lime juice, sugar, and red wine over ice make one of the best summer coolers we've had in a long time. Our thanks to Nan Bailly and Sam Haislett of Alexis Bailly Vineyard
in Minnesota for sharing this recipe, which they found in a newspaper. For the wine, Sam says look for an inexpensive light-bodied, fruity red with low tannin. Good choices are a Spanish Tempranillo such as Bodegas Eguren Reinares, or Alexis Bailly Vineyard's Country Red
. Both are under $10.00.
- Juice of 2 fresh limes
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 bottle light-bodied, fruity red wine, chilled
- Lime wedges for garnish
In a large pitcher combine the lime juice and sugar; stir until sugar dissolves. Add the wine and stir. Pour wine mixture over ice in chilled wine glasses. Garnish with a wedge of lime.