The weekend is upon us, and what better way to start it than with a big pitcher of Sangria! I've been told that mine is some of the best people have had, so give it a try! You can be creative and use different wines, liquors and fruits to get the flavor you want. Enjoy!

Red Sangria
1 750ml bottle Riunite Lambrusco
1 c. Captain Morgans Rum
1/2 c. Triple Sec
1/2 c. orange juice
1 1/2 c. lemonade
1 jar maraschino cherries, juice and all
1 orange sliced
1 lemon sliced
1 lime sliced
3 c. 7-up or club soda

White Sangria
1 750ml bottle Spanish Sparkling wine (Rondele, Friexenet)
1 c. Bacardi Limon Rum
1/2 c triple sec, peach schnaaps, apricot brandy - you pick
2 c. lemonade
sliced orange, lemon, limes, or peaches and nectarines
3 c. 7-up or club soda (depends on sweetness desired)

mix together, serve over ice

Cold, crisp and refreshing, who wouldn't like this? Use the wines in your house that you may not like so much to drink. Extra alcohol and some fruit juice will make it a perfect thirst quencher!