Red Wine and Berry Spritzers
4 red zinger, raspberry zinger or rooibos tea bags
2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup sugar
1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine
1/2 cup grand marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
2 cup assorted fruit: halved pitted dark cherries, sliced strawberries, raspberries or blackberries
1 small orange, halved, seeded, very thinly sliced
seltzer water, club soda, berry kombucha or sparkling lemon soda
Put 4 tea bags into a heat-proof container. Add 2 cups boiling water and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir well and let stand until cool. Remove tea bags.
Pour the tea into a large pitcher. Add 1 bottle red wine and 1/2 cup orange liqueur. Stir in 2 cups of assorted fruit and 1 sliced orange. Refrigerate covered until very cold, at least 2 hours.
Fill wine glasses with ice. Add red wine mixture to fill the glass 2/3 full. Use a spoon to add pieces of fruit to each glass. Top with seltzer water to fill the glass. Serve right away.