Fabulous! My first sangria made and it was an absolute HIT with a very large party. I did read all the reviews and made slight modifications. I went crazy with the fruit selection and skipped on the lemons. I added a lime, an orange, 2 kiwi's, cherries (sliced and pitted - fresh), raspberries (fresh), fresh apricots (sliced), 1 apple (sliced), 1 peach (sliced), and 2 pears (the red kind). I chose for my wine Sutter Home White Merlot. I was very nervous about the wine choice but White Merlot is not sweet like Arbor Mist yet not as "dry" as a red table wine/merlot/cab/pinot noir. I still added the sugar and the Orange Juice.
Note: I went with a few reviews and used the Bacardi Razz Rum (raspberry rum) and used the full 1.5-2 cups. However, I used that amount with 2 1.5 L bottles of wine so I would agree that if I was making this recipe as originally stated I would use no more than 1 cup of rum.
HUGE hit. Brought it to a friend's family party where people were being conservative in drinking alcohol and it was gone within 2 hours flat.
The best part (and no-waste part)...we took the remains home (the fruit) and food processed it into a HUGE batch of smoothie for tomorrow night. VERY potent and super yummy.
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Fabulous! My first sangria made and it was an absolute HIT with a very large party. I did...