Classic Sangria

Aunt Chilada's Recipe

juice of 4 oranges 
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 
1 bottle red wine, chilled 
3 strips orange zest 
3 strips lemon zest 
juice of 2 lemons 
3 cups soda water or lemon lime soda, chilled 
5-7 fresh mint leaves 
orange and lemon slices, for garnish 

Stir the orange juice and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Pour the wine in a large bowl along with a handful of ice cubes. Add the orange juice, fruit zests and lemon juice to the wine. Transfer to a pitcher and then add the soda water.  Garnish with mint leaves and fruit slices. Serve at once.

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