Serves 6 to 8
5 minutes prep, 5 minutes total
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.

  • Juice of 2 fresh limes
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle light-bodied, fruity red wine, chilled
  • Ice
  • 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.