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Topsy-Turvy Sangria

 Topsy-Turvy Sangria
“I got this recipe from a friend a few years ago. It’s perfect for relaxed get-togethers. It’s even better if you make it the night before and let the flavors steep. But be careful—it goes down easy.”—Tracy Field, Bremerton, Washington
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 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).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 292 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.