All righty, then. Here's what I'm going with as a sangria recipe tonight:
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. water
- 750 ml. red Italian wine
- 1/2 c. brandy
- 1/2 c. triple sec
- 1/4 c. lemon juice
- 1/4 c. lime juice
- 1/3 c. orange juice
- 2 lemon rinds
- 2 lime rinds
- Lemon-lime soda, or soda water
- Combine sugar and water in a Pyrex container. Heat at high in a microwave for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Combine all remaining ingredients except the soda in a sealable pitcher. Place in refrigerator.
- When sugar water has cooled, add it to the pitcher. Refrigerate wine mixture overnight.
- To serve, pour 1 part soda to about 4 parts wine in a large glass. Add ice.
I'm winging it here, folks, but I think the results will be at least drinkable. Also, kudos to this recipe on AllRecipes.com upon which this experimental recipe was based. Dudes and dudettes... 1/4 cup triple sec? Gutsiest move I ever saw, man. I'll let you know how it turns out.