Save your best bottle of red wine for another day. For sangria, use a reasonably priced, reasonably good unoaked red with fruity, spicy notes. When peaches aren't in season, a ripe pear or an apple is a good substitute. We've added orange liqueur, which imparts a sweet, citrusy punch. You may omit it if you wish.
1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as triple sec (optional)
1/4 cup sugar
1 small orange, thinly sliced
1 small lemon, thinly sliced
1 peach, pitted and diced
1 cup lemon soda, chilled
Ice cubes for serving
Combine wine, orange juice, orange liqueur (if using) and sugar in a large pitcher and stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in orange, lemon and peach. Refrigerate until sangria is chilled and the flavors have blended, at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours. Just before serving, gently stir in soda. Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour in sangria.
Per Serving:280 calories (0 from fat), 25mg sodium, 35g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 28g sugar), 1g protein.
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