1 750 ml bottle of dry red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or you can use a white wine like a Pinot Grigio or albarino)
1 orange cut into wedges (remove any seeds)
1 lime cut into wedges (remove any seeds)
1 small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup Welch’s 100% Juice White Grape Cherry mix
4 oz brandy
3 oz of Cointreau or triple sec
1 cup strawberries (fresh is best, but frozen will work)
1 cup pitted cherries (I love Rainier cherries)
1 cup frozen grapes
4 cups ginger ale (or substitute a brut champagne if you like it less sweet)
Pour the bottle of wine into a large pitcher and toss in the fruit wedges and pineapple with juice, then add the sugar, grape juice, brandy and triple sec.
Chill at least overnight; sangria is best when chilled for 24 hours to allow the flavors to really meld.
Just before serving add the strawberries, grapes, cherries, ginger ale and ice balls. (Feel free to substitute the strawberries, grapes, and cherries with other fruit, like apples, lemons, peaches… whatever you are in the mood for.)