Dennis's wife Maureen makes some of the BEST sangria on the planet and I've yet to really want to go finding an alternate recipe just yet. Since I don't have that one just yet, this'll hafta do...


  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon or lime, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bottle club soda or sparkling water
  • 1 bottle burgundy wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy


Put water and sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Slice fruit thinly and put in sugar water. Let stand at room temperature at least 2 hours. Place in punch bowl or pitcher, reserving one slice of each fruit for each glass. Add other ingredients; sparkling water last. You may chill or add ice. For a sweeter taste, add ginger ale, Sprite or 7-up with or instead of club soda. Also, try orange juice and/or lemonade.