Yield
Serves 3-5
Sangria
 
  • 1 bottle of juicy red wine, such as Roquerousse Côtes du Rhone 2000 or JP Vinhos Tinto 2000
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 6 ounces ginger ale or grapefruit soda
Pour the wine into a large pitcher. Wash the orange, lime, and lemon. Cut them into thin slices and add to the pitcher. Add the Grand Marnier and the sugar. Marinate for a few hours. (The sangria will taste better if you leave it overnight.)
 
When ready to serve, fill the pitcher with ice cubes, add the soda, and stir well. Serve with a wooden spoon in the pitcher.

White Sangria
 
  • 1 bottle fruity white wine, such as Famega Vinho Verde 2001 or Las Brisas Rueda 2001
  • 1 pear
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 6 ounces ginger ale or grapefruit soda
Pour the wine into a large pitcher. Wash the pear, apple, lime, and lemon. Cut them into thin slices and add to the pitcher. Add the Grand Marnier and the sugar. Marinate for a few hours. (The sangria will taste better if you leave it overnight.)
 
When ready to serve, fill the pitcher with ice cubes, add the soda, and stir well. Serve with a wooden spoon in the pitcher.