Book Club Sangria
SERVES 6 – 8
This sweet-tart wine punch was invented by members of the Junior League of Houston book club in the 1970s.
3⁄4 cup sugar
1 750-ml bottle fruity red wine,
such as pinot noir
1⁄4 cup brandy
1⁄4 cup fresh orange juice
1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup ginger ale
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
4 thin slices each of orange, lemon,
1 fresh peach, pitted and sliced
1. Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan. Let cool and transfer to a pitcher; add wine, brandy, and citrus juices. Chill.
2. Before serving, add ginger ale, pineapple, citrus slices, and peaches. Stir and serve over ice.