Friday, September 17, 2010

Refreshing Sangria

I have tried many versions of Sangria and I have to say, this is by far my most favorite!
When my hubby and I were in Spain we had Sangria and it was so refreshing that I couldn't wait to get back to the States and try out some recipes.

I serve this Sangria at all my parties and it is always a hit.  It is so simple, and I like to make it either the night before or the morning of my party to allow all the flavors to marry together and let the fruit soak up the alcohol.

1 bottle of red wine (I prefer using Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brandy
1/3 cup Cointreau
1/2 cup lemon flavored vodka
1 bottle (2 liter) lemon-lime soda
1 lemon
1 lime
1 orange
2 cups sliced strawberries

Combine all ingredients, except for the strawberries and soda, in a pitcher.
Put in the refrigerator over night (or a few hours before you serve).  Add the strawberries and pour the soda in the pitcher right before you serve.