A light fruit and wine drink like sangria is the perfect beverage for casual afternoon gatherings. Sangria looks especially nice when served in a glass pitcher, which lets everyone admire your fruit-filled handiwork.
Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus 2 hours steeping
Yield: 4 servings
1 bottle fruity red wine, such as Pinot Noir
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 cups ice cubes
Scrub the orange, lemon, and lime under running water.
Cut them into 1/4-inch slices.
Cut each slice into quarters to form wedges.
Place the fruit wedges in a pitcher.
Pour in the wine and let the sangria sit for about 2 hours at room temperature.
This wait allows the flavors to combine. It can steep as long as a day in the refrigerator.
Just before serving, stir in the orange juice and ice cubes.