Red Wine Sangria

1/4 cup sugar

1 large lemon, cut into slices

1 large orange, cut into slices

1 large lime, cut into slices

1 small apple, cored and thinly sliced

1 bottle of dry red Spanish wine

1/2 cup brandy

1 splash of pomegranate juice

1/2 cup of orange juice

1 cup chilled club soda or ginger ale

In a large pot or bowl, combine the wine, brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Squeeze half of the slices of orange, lemon, and lime into the mixture. Add the remaining orange, lemon, and lime slices, and the apples (as full slices to soak in the mixture) and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator and add the soda or ginger ale. Serve in glasses (over ice if desired).