Normally if you see something green floating in your drink, you might spit it out. But in this case, a secret green ingredient is what makes this recipe possibly the best sangria you’ve ever tasted.

A perfect refreshing drink for your Labor Day BBQ, or just relaxing on the patio with friends in the lovely September evening weather.

What’s in this magical elixir? Read on to find out!

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YIELD: ABOUT 8-12 SERVINGS

THE BEST SANGRIA
Arugula is the star ingredient in this delicious red sangria!

PREP: 15 MINS TOTAL: 15 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

2 (750 mL) bottles dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
1 cup brandy
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
3 oranges, thinly sliced
3 limes, thinly sliced
2 lemons, thinly sliced
4 cups fresh arugula
(optional) 1 can lemon-lime soda

DIRECTIONS:

Stir together wine, brandy, sugar and orange liqueur in large pitcher, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the arugula, and use a wooden spoon to mull (crush) the arugula so that the flavor is released. Add strawberries, lime, lemon and orange to the wine mixture, and lightly mull the fruit to release juices.

Cover and refrigerate for anywhere from 2-24 hours. Stir in soda if desired, then strain and serve over ice.

This recipe and images are courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.

If you tried it, be sure to let us know how it turned out in the comments!

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