- Use a mortar to mash the limes, mint leaves, and maple sugar in a pitcher. Add the wine, soda, and vodka-flavoured alcoholic malt beverage, and mix well. Add the lemon and lime half-rounds and garnish with the reserved mint sprigs.
For slightly more licorice aromas, replace the mint with sorrel.
The cocktail specialist: Before concocting your sangria, fill serving glasses with ice and water. Just before serving, pour out the water and replace it with nice, cold sangria.