Valerie's Sangria

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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One 750-milliliter bottle red wine

1/4 cup brandy 

2 tablespoons bitter orange liqueur, such as Campari 

2 tablespoons sugar 

2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced 

2 oranges, sliced 

1 Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces 

1 lime, sliced 

1 1/2 cups sparkling water or seltzer 


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, orange liqueur and sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Then add the strawberries, oranges, apple and lime. Stir and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, add the seltzer and stir gently.

Cook’s Note

If using Aperol for this recipe, decrease the sugar to 1 tablespoon.