At least that's always been my experience.
Perhaps in Spain and Portugal where it originates, Sangria a delicacy. But here, it's a headache in a glass. Well, not anymore. This is a new day and this is a new sangria. I christen it ¡La Diabla!
¡La Diabla! (the exclamation points are mandatory) uses rosé, hot pepper flakes, and strawberries to set it apart from the rest. I used ½ a teaspoon of red pepper flakes because I'm spicy like that but you may want to use less.
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 sliced orange
1 sliced lemon
1 bottle of rosé
¼ cup sugar½ cup boiling water
¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Mix the first four ingredients together.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Mix the last three ingredients together, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Let sit for thirty minutes.
Strain. Toss red pepper flakes and hold on to the syrup.
Remove and discard the oranges and lemons from the wine mixture (okay to hold on to the strawberries).
Mix with syrup.
Serve over ice.