Thirsty Thursday--Red Wine Sangria

My husband and I belong to a dinner group called 
"Dinner for 8".
It is a great club started in our church that pairs 4 couples, 
usually that don't really know each other.
Every few months the 4 couples get together for fun and fellowship at one of the member's homes.
It is great fun.

It was our time to host and we decided to have a pizza party with
red and white sangria.

 I thought that it would be a lot of fun to have both red and white.
It's such a great cocktail for hot weather.
The fruit and cold wine are so refreshing and pairs well with most food.

Red Wine Sangria
(adapted from 101 Sangrias & Pitcher Drinks)

3 bottles of red wine (I used Chianti and a Spanish wine)
1 cup Grand Marnier
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup simple syrup
3 oranges, sliced
2 cups blackberries
3 apples, sliced

Combine all of the ingredients in a pitcher and stir well.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Serve cold over ice.

Make sure to check back for next week's Thirsty Thursday...


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