The Best Sangria
The key? A kick of tequila, fresh fruit and white wine. The result isn’t as heavy as a jug of red and won’t stain your lips during your braai.
PREP THE FLAVOURING
Deseed three pieces of fruit, such as a peach, an orange and a pear, and cut them into chunks. Peel a piece of ginger the size of your thumb and cut it into matchsticks. Throw everything into a large jug. Stir in one-and-a-half tablespoons of agave nectar or two tablespoons of sugar.
ADD THE ALCOHOL
Pour a bottle of white wine into the jug. (Go with a white that’s light.) To punch up the flavours of the fruit and wine, add 60ml of 100% agave tequila to the pitcher.
FINISH THE DRINK
Squeeze two tablespoons of lime juice into the jug, and add a quarter of a cup of soda water. Stir the sangria well and refrigerate for an hour to let the flavours meld. Before serving, top it off with ice.