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Sheila's Perfect Sangria

 

Sheila’s Perfect Sangria

Prep Time: 30 Mins Cooking Time: 4 Hours Total Time: 4 Hours 30 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 navel oranges, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1/3 cup coconut-flavored rum
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 (750 milliliter) bottles dry red wine, chilled
  • 1/2 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions:

  1. Place the oranges, lemons, limes, pear, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple chunks and juice, and white sugar into a large bowl. Pour the Cointreau, white rum, coconut-flavored rum, and orange juice over the fruit. Stir gently to dissolve the sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Add the red wine, pink lemonade concentrate, lemon juice, and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Before serving, add the chilled lemon-lime soda. Serve over ice, spooning the fruit into the glass with the liquid. Garnish with an orange slice or maraschino cherries.