Beat the heat with this classic Spanish Sangria recipe


Nothing says summer like pool parties, grilling, and pitchers of sangria, of course!

Sangria, a Spanish wine punch often served in summer, is great for entertaining because you can make large batches in advance and alter the recipe according to the type of wine or fruit you have.

Ingredients

1 750 ml bottle of red wine (a Merlot works well)
1 cup soda water or Cava (Spanish Champagne) to top off
¼ – ½ cup sugar
Juice from 1 orange or 1 lemon or 2 limes
lime wheels for garnish

This style of Sangria is pretty tart and very refreshing. The taste of the wine really comes through. Use only a quarter cup of sugar if you tend to prefer ‘less sweet’ drinks.