Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

This recipe from Julia's hilarious book, But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria, is perfect to have on hand as spring fades into summer. A refreshing change from rose or white wine, Sangria makes even the simplest cocktail gathering way more festive.  

McGee Memorial Sangria

    • 2 bottles Rioja, or any other full-bodied, dry red wine
    • 1 cup simple syrup
    • 1 cup brandy
    • ½ cup Grand Marnier
    • ½ cup pineapple juice
    • ½ cup orange juice
    • ½ cup white rum
    • ½ cup vodka
    • 2 green apples, quartered, cored, and sliced
    • 2 oranges, sliced
    • 2 lemons, sliced
    • 2 limes, sliced
    • 1 pineapple, peeled, quartered lengthwise, cored, and sliced crosswise

    Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate, tightly covered, for at least 12 hours.

    Yields about three quarts.

    Serve over ice.

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