With the warm weather, a recent weekend favorite at my house has been sangria. If you aren’t familiar, sangria originates from Spain and Portugal. It normally consists of wine, chopped fruit, sweetener and a bit of brandy. Warm weather or not, this is one of my favorite beverages!

Here’s the way we’ve been making it this summer.

You will need:

1 bottle of red wine ( I usually prefer a bottle with a dry flavor profile.)

½ bottle of sparkling water (San Pellegrino)

2 oz. triple sec

2 oz. brandy

¼ cup simple syrup

sliced oranges

What you do:

Combine your ingredients in a carafe or pitcher. Stir until combined, chill, and enjoy! I usually serve this over ice as well.