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Sangria Mexicana

photo: Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails

Makes 15 Servings

2 bottles red wine (recommend Rioja)
2 cups silver tequila
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 apple, cored and cut into thin wedges
1 pear, cored and cut into thin wedges
3 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled

Combine the wine, tequila, orange juice, and fruits in a large container or glass pitcher. Cover
and chill completely, at least 1 to 2 hours or overnight. Add soda to mixture when ready to serve. Serve in glasses with ice and some of the fruit. This beautiful drink is best when prepared a day in advance.