Ruby Sangria

Makes 6 to 8 servings. Recipe is from MasterChef bookazine by Taste of Home.

1 (750?ml.) bottle red wine

1/2 cup brandy

1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup sugar

2 cups orange wedges

2 cups red apple wedges

2 cups grapes

2 (12?oz.) bottles sparkling water, chilled

Fruit kabobs, for garnish

Ice cubes

1. In a large pitcher or plastic container, combine red wine, brandy, liqueur, orange juice and sugar; stir well. Add the oranges, red and green apples and grapes. Chill for several hours.

2. Just before serving, add the sparkling water.

3. To make fruit kabobs, thread about 1 cup each additional orange wedges, red and green apple wedges and grapes onto small wooden skewers. Pour the sangria into red wine goblets or cocktail glasses filled with ice. Garnish with fruit kabobs.