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Sangria Mexicana

Red-Wine Cooler with Fresh Lime
Recipe from Season 6, Mexico—One Plate at a Time
Servings: 6servings (about 5 1/2 cups)


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


Mix together the lime juice, sugar and 1/4 cup sparkling water, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

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 slipped onto the rim.

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