- 1 bottle (750 milliliters) merlot
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup orange liqueur
- 1/2 to 1 cup brandy
- 3 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 medium lemon, sliced
- 1 medium orange, sliced
- 1 medium peach, sliced
- Ice cubes
- In a pitcher, stir the wine, sugar, orange liqueur and brandy until sugar is dissolved. Stir in soda and fruit. Serve over ice. Yield: 10 servings (3/4 cup each).
Reviews for Topsy-Turvy Sangria
"I made this for a brunch with 3 ladies and had enough left over for a small family BBQ that night. Everyone loved it, and I caught them sucking on the fruit when their glasses were empty! I served it in crystal red wine goblets (my mom always told me EVERYTHING tastes better in a pretty glass!). I followed the recipe except I cut the sugar in half. Next time I will only use 1/4 cup. The 7-up (I used diet) give it a lot of sweetness. A full cup of sugar would be way too much, IMHO. Thanks for sharing this great recipe."
"Made this for a BBQ last night and everyone loved it. I used the cheap Walmart merlot and cut the sugar in half since other reviewers had recommended that. Perfect!"
"Very good sangria. I added red grapes and cherries instead of peaches and strawberries. Best made the night before. Add the citrus fruit the next morning."
"I have made sangria many times but all my friends said this was the best recipe ever!"
"Tasted nice, I halved the sugar. It really packed a punch."