(NAPS)-One way to discover the meaning of gioia di vivere, Italian for joy of living, is to mix up a pitcher of Sangria.
The blend of aromatic herbs and spices in Martini & Rossi vermouth does the work of adding all the flavor, while fresh fruits serve as the finishing touch that will liven up any warm-weather bash.
1 (750 ml) bottle of Martini & Rossi Extra Dry vermouth
2 cups (16 oz.) cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 cup (4 oz.) brandy (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups (16 oz.) sparkling water
2 oranges, thinly sliced into wheels
1 lemon, thinly sliced into wheels
1 lime, thinly sliced into wheels
Combine Martini & Rossi Extra Dry vermouth, cranberry juice, brandy and sugar in a large pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill until ready to serve. Stir in sliced fruit and sparkling water. Serve over ice. (Makes 8 servings)