A great party drink, this simple recipe is sure to impress guests at your next bbq.


  • 1 bottle red wine (try a Spanish varietal such as Rioja or Zinfandel)

  • 1 lemon, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 orange, cut into thin wedges

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 cups ginger ale or soda water


  • 1.

    Pour wine into a large jug.

  • 2.

    Squeeze the juice of the lemon and orange wedges into the wine, being careful to avoid the pips.

  • 3.

    Add the squeezed wedges into the jug.

  • 4.

    Add sugar and give it a good stir. Chill overnight if possible (if not use chilled wine).

  • 5.

    Just before serving add the ginger ale or soda water and plenty of ice cubes.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 244kj
  • Fat Total 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 27g
  • Sugar 21g
  • Sodium 16mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Optional additions – Sliced peaches, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, a couple of shots of gin or brandy or rum.

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