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Summer Sangria

Serves 8-10 people
Hosting a group of friends or family and need something that tastes great but goes further? This no fuss recipe is best made a day ahead leaving extra time for you to spend on other entertaining projects…Summer Sangria: Another tasty recipe from the SugarBaby Brown Sugar Kitchen!
 
What You Need
1 Bottle of Rioja (preferably 10 years or older)
1 2L bottle of ginger ale
½ cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
6 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
1/3 cup cognac (VS or VSOP is recommended)
 
 
What You Do
  1. Combine all of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Pour into a glass pitcher and let rest for a few hours or overnight so that the flavours mingle together.
  3. To serve, add ice and garnish with fresh fruit like fresh blackberries, blueberries, wedges of nectarines or plums and slices of lemons and/or limes.
 
Sweet Advice
*Use a superior Rioja and cognac to give your Sangria a more elegant and smooth flavour.
**Want to give as a hostess gift? Make and bring in a pretty glass pitcher that any host or hostess is sure to appreciate!