We are huge sangria fans at our house, so I am always on the lookout for variations to jazz up a party. This one from the Daily News’ Dining section seems perfect for our casual Cinco de Mayo get-together later this evening.
1 bottle red wine
1 3/4 cups simple syrup*
1 1/3 cups tequila
1 orange, cut into half-wheels
1 lemon, cut into half-wheels
1 lime, cut into half-wheels
Combine all of the ingredients in a large ceramic or glass container and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve over ice. If desired, shake a small amount in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a Margarita glass. Garnish with additional fruit.
*To make simple syrup, add equal parts sugar and hot water, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool completely before using. Will keep well in refrigerator for future use.