Sangria is one of my most favorite things. And since Valentine's day is tomorrow I thought I'd help get y'all drunk -- whether you have a Valentine to get down with or you think Valentine's Day is stupid and you are horribly alone and sad and want to drink yourself silly.
Here ya go!
Red Wine Sangria
4 cups red wine (whatever you like, it's about one regular sized bottle)
2 cups orange juice
2 cups ginger ale
2 cups cranberry juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
Sliced fruit and/or berries (I use apples, oranges, lemons and limes but you could add berries, peaches, kiwi - whatever makes you feel good)
Add it all together in a pitcher and stir it up! (Don't freak out if it looks like there's dirt swirling around in there, that's the cinnamon. It will dissolve eventually.) Chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours before serving it to your victim...I mean date. Serve over ice.
Note: If you're feeling saucy and you really want things to get weird, sneak in about 1/2 cup of bourbon or dark rum.