Sangria is a little bit like meatloaf; everyone has slightly different recipes and everyone is sure that theirs is the definitive one. As we near the end of July, there is precious little summertime left to enjoy this refreshing drink so here is our favorite recipe for it.
1/3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 large sliced orange
1 large sliced lime
approx 1/2 of a 20oz can of cubed pineapple
750 ml bottle of any red wine (2 buck Chuck works just fine)
Stir together sugar and water, using a pitcher or other large container, until sugar is dissolved. Add fruit (we peel the orange and then divide the sections, we don't bother to peel the lime- just slice it and halve those slices). Pour in wine. We usually like to let it all get happy overnight before imbibing it.