Sangria (Spain)

Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced
  • 6 to 8 large ripe strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine (preferably Spanish)
  • 1/4 cup Cognac or other good quality brandy
  • Club soda, chilled
  • Ice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the lime, lemon, and orange slices, strawberries and sugar in a large pitcher. Mash with a wooden spoon to release the juices.
  2. Add the wine and brandy and stir to dissolve the sugar. Taste and add more sugar if necessary.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until well chilled.
  4. Just before serving, add chilled club soda to taste.
  5. Serve in wine glasses, with or without ice.

Servings: 4 to 6