A simple sangría is the quintessential sipper for an outdoor summer gathering. This recipe comes together in minutes and then chills for several hours until the flavors meld, making it the perfect make-ahead party cocktail.
1Combine the wine, brandy, orange liqueur, orange juice, and sugar in a large 4-quart container or punch bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add all of the fruit and stir to combine. Refrigerate until chilled and the flavors have melded, about 2 to 3 hours.
For the fruit kebab garnish:
1Thread the fruit onto the skewers, alternating oranges, apples, and grapes. Refrigerate until ready to use.
1When the sangría is ready, add the sparkling water and gently stir to combine. Fill cocktail or wineglasses with ice, pour in the sangría, and garnish with the fresh fruit kebabs, if desired.