Sangria Mexicana

from Rick Bayless

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Red-Wine Cooler with Fresh Lime

Note: To make limonada, add sparkling water to the lime-sugar syrup. If you like it a bit sweeter, add a sugar to taste.

Makes about 5 ½ cups, serving 6

2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups dry, fruity red wine, like Beaujolai, Zinfandel or many red table wines
1 cups sparkling water
4 to 6 wheels of lime, with a cut made on one side, for garnish

1. The lime-sugar syrup.  Mix together the lime juice, sugar and ¼ cup water, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

2. The sangria.  Just before serving pour the wine into a pitcher and stir in the sparkling water and lime syrup.  Serve over ice in tall glasses, each garnished with a wheel of lime wended onto the rim.

Recipe from Season 6