By Elizabeth Arnold

Sangria is a full-flavored punch made with wine, pieces of fresh fruit, natural sweeteners such as honey or orange juice and various spices. Customize the taste of the sangria by mixing in oranges, lemons, limes, apples, berries, peaches or pineapple. You can also add touches of other alcohol, such as brandy or triple sec. Although sangria is typically poured into a pitcher over ice, you can freeze the fruity beverage to create cold drinks for hot summer get-togethers.

Sangria is a refreshing blend of fresh fruit and wine.

Step 1

Make 1 gallon of sangria according to your tastes, combining red wine, a sweetener, spices and other spirits if you desire. Don't add fresh fruit at this point.

Step 2

Insert one 2-gallon zip-top freezer bag into another one to create a secure freezer vessel. Place the bag in a bowl or sink to protect your countertop from spillage. Pour the sangria into the bag. Mix in one 12-ounce can of thawed frozen limeade or orange juice, along with a 2-liter bottle of lemon-lime or plain carbonated soda if you prefer fizz.

Step 3

Zip the top of the freezer bags to create secure seals. Place the bag into a freezer for 24 hours.

Step 4

Take the bag out of the freezer at least one hour prior to serving the sangria to allow it to turn into slush. Pour the slushy sangria into a 2-gallon glass pitcher.

Step 5

Cut or slice fresh fruit and mix the pieces into the sangria slush prior to serving it.