On a hot summers day there is nothing quite as refreshing as a glass of Spanish sangria. I recently purchased a bottle of Reál Sangria, which uses the Garnacha and Tempranillo grapes for the base. Reál Sangria then adds some citrus flavors to make it a sangria. This is not bad on its own served over ice, but I like to add my own touches to give it the extra kick that I enjoy from a sangria.
I use oranges, lemons, and limes for extra flavor. I like to take three center slices from each of the citrus, and add the slices into the sangria. I then squeeze the juice from the end cuts of the citrus into the mixture. I add a few maraschino cherries and some of the juice from the jar, and top things off with a splash of brandy, which gives it a bit more punch. I allow this to chill in a glass pitcher in the refrigerator for several hours, and then serve it over ice. This is a great refreshing drink on a hot summers day.