Claret cup

Rather like a posh sangria, this is more subtle and less sweet because it uses good-quality red wine and sparkling water instead of plonk and lemonade. It’s ideal for when the weather is lovely. 

For 6 

  • 1 x 750ml bottle of claret, chilled 
  • 50ml crème de cassis (or mango juice), as a sweetener 
  • Juice of 2 lemons 
  • Juice of 2 oranges 
  • 150g blueberries 
  • 250g strawberries, roughly chopped 
  • A little fresh mint 
  • 1 x 750ml bottle sparkling mineral water 

Put the claret, crème de cassis and citrus juices into a jug with plenty of ice. Add the fruit and mint and stir round. When you’re ready to serve, add the sparkling water and stir again. 

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