I may not be huge into sweets, but I do love me some Sangria on a warm afternoon. Gather your friends, some steaks and let's hang out in the backyard-all weekend!

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

1 Bottle of Merlot, 1 Bottle of Sparkling Apple Cider, 2 lemons, limes and oranges and the secret ingredient...... 1/2 a cup of Cherry Vodka

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

You will want to make this ahead of time by at least 2-3 hours. Mix together the Merlot, Cider, Cherry Vodka and the juice of one each: lime, lemon and orange (disregard) Slice the other lime, lemon and orange and put into your Sangria. Chill and Serve!

***if you like a stronger pow, also add a 1/2 cup of non-flavored Vodka, don't add more of the flavored Vodka as it will over power the Sangria.