If you live in, or visit Boston, go to Somerville and eat at Dali Restaurant (Spanish tapas). Their sangria is amazing. No seltzer . Just amazing wine, liqueurs and fruits. Be warned, it does pack a punch. If you are not so fortunate to visit Dali, this recipe is a close second.
1 bottle full-bodied, dry red wine, such as Rioja or a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
1/2 cup brandy
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
1 thinly sliced apple, seeds removed
1 thinly sliced orange, seeds removed
1 thinly sliced lemon or lime, seeds removed
Other chopped fruit, such as pineapple, strawberries, etc
Combine wine, juices, sugars and liqueurs in large pitcher. Add fruit and mix well. Taste for sweetness and add sugar if needed. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours. Add ice cubes to glasses before serving.