MMMmonday - Sangria

Fruit doesn't always have to mean dessert... today's fruit recipe is one of my favorite summer drinks!


1/2 lime, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
1/2 orange, thinly sliced
6 - 8 large ripe strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar, or to taste
1 - 750 ml bottle dry red wine (preferably Spanish)
1/4 cup (60 ml) Cognac or other good quality brandy
Club soda, chilled
Ice (optional)

Combine the lime, lemon, and orange slices, strawberries, and sugar in a large pitcher. Mash with a wooden spoon to release the juices. Add the wine and brandy and stir to dissolve the sugar. Taste and add more sugar if necessary. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until well chilled. Just before serving add chilled club soda to taste. Serve in wine glasses, with or without ice. Serves 4 to 6.

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