- Place 1 cup of the wine and granulated sugar in a small pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, boil 1 minute, or until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour sugar/wine mixture, the remaining wine and liqueur (or orange juice) into a large bowl. Add berries, limes and lemons; cover and refrigerate sangria 4 hours or overnight.
- When ready to serve, add soda water to the sangria. Fill a pitcher or two, depending on size, half full with ice, and add a few sprigs of mint, if desired. Ladle the sangria into jug(s) and serve with glasses to pour the sangria in to. Also serve sangria with spoons or forks, so those enjoying the sangria can scoop the berries out of the glass and eat them
Recipe Options: To make rose, white wine or sparkling wine summer berry sangria, simply replace the red wine with one of those types. When available, you could also add a few fresh red or black currants to the sangria mixture.