When I’m having a get-together, especially during the summer, one of my favorite (and easiest) drinks to make in bulk for all of my guests to enjoy is sangria. Since it's Labor Day weekend, this drink is perfect for your weekend gatherings and to help give Summer one last kiss good-bye.
You don’t have to be any type of skilled bartender to make this, and you don’t need any advanced bartending tools.
All you need is a bowl, a ladle, sprite, liquor (optional), your favorite red or white wine and fruit.
I pour an entire bottle of my favorite wine into a large bowl. I then pour in about 2/3rds of a 2 liter bottle of sprite (add more or less depending on how sweet you like).
Then, I like to add just about 4 shots of vodka to the bowl (to taste). This is completely optional, and could be substituted for a rum or brandy depending on preference.
I continuously taste the mixture throughout this process to make adjustments, and once it is just right, the final step is to add the fruit. My favorites are blueberries, apples, strawberries, and watermelon, but any fruit will work!
Finally, I place the entire bowl in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill and to let the fruit infuse. Serve with a ladle over ice, and viola! The perfect end of summertime drink your guests will love.