If you are having a large group, make a punch bowl full. It will look delicious, you can use a ring of frozen fruit with juice to keep it cold, and it will be a huge hit with your guests. The last time I did this I came upon my guests tipping the punch bowl on its side and attempting to squeeze the lasts drops of sangria from the fruit. Thankfully I had a refill standing by!
Kevin's parents enjoying
sangria and bruschetta.
If you prefer something lighter, use a bottle of white or rose' wine. I often pair these wines with peaches, lemons, limes and cherries and have even made a nice white sangria with cucumber and basil (just put in the entire sprig at serving time as the flavor and scent are strong, and you don't want loose leaves floating around in the glasses.) Really the possibilities are endless and I encourage you to be creative! Salud!