Sangria has become one of my favorite drinks of the summer because it is light and refreshing and it combines two great ingredients: wine and fresh fruit. I also love that the variations and combinations of sangria are virtually endless. Most recipes can be tweaked to your personal tastes - here's my simple and easy version:
1 bottle Chianti
2 cups ginger ale
1 cup orange juice
1 cup blackberries
Combine all liquids in a large pitcher. Cut orange into bite sized pieces. Add fruit to wine mixture and chill for 1 hour. When ready to serve, pour sangria in glasses filled with ice.