Summery Red Sangria

Since yesterday’s park picnic with friends was a last-minute thing (the forecast said thunderstorms until about 11AM, and our original plan was an indoor restaurant), we kept it simple: takeout from Southern Hospitality (pulled pork, yum) and BYO beverages. Dogs and babies optional, but encouraged.

What I made: red sangria. I completely forgot to take a picture of it (which is probably OK, since we toted it along in a Poland Spring jug and it was much more delicious than it was photogenic)…but that stock image up there should do nicely.

Here’s how you make my version:


2 bottles fruity red wine (can be inexpensive)

1/2 cup brandy

3/4 cup orange juice

1 small orange, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1 lime, sliced

1 apple, diced

1 can ginger ale

Combine all ingredients except for ginger ale in a large pitcher (or Poland Spring jug, whatever works) and refrigerate overnight. Add ginger ale just before serving, mix well, and serve over ice.