For our holiday party on Monday, my co-worker made the following sangria recipe. Not to take anything away from Martha and her recipe (the one that has become my signature sangria), but this one was the best sangria I've ever had. I implore each and every one of you who loves sangria to give it a whirl.
Sangria - The World's Best
1 1/2 L Red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
1 cup Sugar
1 large Lemon, sliced
1 large Orange, sliced
1 large Apple, cut into thin sections
3-4 oz plain Brandy
Mix wine, sugar and fruit, and let sit in the fridge for 18-24 hours. The mixture will have a somewhat syrupy consistency. Before serving stir in brandy and cut the mixture with soda water until it have a thinner, more wine like consistency. Serve from a pitcher in wine glasses. Note: You may use orange or lemon flavored soda instead of the soda water.