- In a large pitcher, combine wine, cherries, strawberries, orange slices, and sugar. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
- Divide sangria mixture among six glasses and top each with sparkling water.
- In a large pitcher, combine wine, Italian soda, fruits, and basil, if using.
- Place ice cubes in glasses and immediately pour sangria.
Feel free to mix up the fruits and soda or sparkling water flavours. The red sangria can just as easily be prepared with white wine for a lighter-tasting cocktail.