I attended a cookout with my family last night. I brought a double batch of Sangria (recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse) with a few changes made by me. I enjoyed it. Some of the other guests told me that it was refreshing and tasty. I will share the recipe with my tweaks below. Enjoy!
Recipe Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine (I used Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon)
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup orange flavored liqueur (I used triple sec)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/4 cup sugar (I used blue agave nectar)
1/2 orange, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
1 unwaxed apple, cored, and cut into thin wedges
1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling water, chilled (I used San Pellegrino)
Combine everything but the sparkling water in a large plastic container or glass pitchers. Cover and chill completely, 1 to 2 hours or over night. When ready to serve, add the sparkling water.
Note: The changes I made are noted about but I also did not have an apple or an orange so I used strawberries and blueberries instead. I chilled the wine and fruit mix for 2 days.