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Summer BBQ, the green backyards, lovely oaks , swaying aspens , a cup of Sangria in your hand swaying you with the breeze & music and oh yes the heady effect.

Sangria is essentially a wine punch infused with flavors of fruits. For more info please check: Sangria at wiki. This particular recipe has been adapted from chef Emeril Lagasse at food network.


  • 2 bottles chilled dry red wine,  I used a Rioja
  • 1 cup brandy, I used a Grand Marnier
  • 11/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup  granulated sugar
  • 2 oranges, cut into thin rounds
  • 1 lemon, cut into thin rounds
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into long slices
  • 2 pears, cored and cut into long slices
  • 2 cups cold club soda
  • Crushed Ice


Take a  large  glass bowl, combine the wine, Grand Marnier, orange juice, and sugar and stir with a wooden or silicon spoon . Keep stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Only after the sugar completely dissolves, add in the orange, lemon, apples & pears, and refrigerate for at least 4- 5 hours.

Take out from the refrigerator when you are ready to serve and add the soda. Mix and serve on ice.

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