I perfected this recipe during our travels in southern Spain aboard our sailboat, Snowcat. It is a great way to extend a bottle of wine to serve a crowd. The fruit juices and Grand Marnier can transform the cheapest wine into a masterpiece beverage.
⅓cupGrand Marnier or other orange liqueur
¼cuplemon juiceabout the juice of one lemon
2cupschilled club soda
assorted fruit chunks for garnish
Combine wine, fruit juices, brandy, Grand Mariner and sugar in a large pitcher, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
Add chunks of apple, orange slices, berries or other fruit to the sangria and refrigerate. The longer the sangria chills, the more flavor the fruit chunks will absorb!
To serve, use a large wooden spoon to hold back the fruit while you pour sangria into each glass.
Spoon some of the chunks of fruit into each glass then top with club soda (about ¼ cup per glass). Serve
This sangria can be made without club soda, but I prefer the lighter calories of this version. If you forego the club soda, be advised that this recipe can pack a punch when consumed full strength.