I really like this version of sangria as it is very smooth and delicious tasting!
Use a large glass pitcher, large enough to accommodate the liquid and fruit, when making your sangaria.
Place the rind (skin) of the orange and lemon in the bottom of your pitcher.
Add the Sweet Vermouth, Cognac, and red wine . If adding sugar, add it now . We did not add the sugar and it was delicious and sweet enough with it.
Using a long-handled wooden spoon, stir the mixture well, approximately 15 to 20 seconds. Pepe also pressed down on the fruit rinds, with the wooden spoon, to help release the flavors as he stirred.
Pour in the orange and lemon Fanta soda pops. Add the ice cubes and stir approximately 3 to 5 seconds. Pepe says not to add any additional ice.
If making your sangria ahead of time and refrigerating, do not add the soda pops or ice until ready to serve.
Serve the sangria in wine glasses of your choice. Add enough sangria to fill the glasses about 1/2 full.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
** Basically, any red wine can be used in the making of sangria. However, it is thought that a young, fruity red wine makes the best sangria. Use only wines in your sangria that you would drink. Never, never use any wine that you would not drink! If you do not like the taste of a wine, you will not like the sangria you choose to use it in. For more information, please read my article Cooking with Wine.
*** Fanta is a global brand of fruit-flavored carbonated soft drink created by the Coca-Coca
Company. If making your sangria in advance of serving, add the soda pops and ice just before serving. Pepe says, "Use pop with gas. No gas - no life."
Pepe's Secret Spanish Sangria Recipe: https://whatscookingamerica.net/beverage/sangria-pepe.htm