I'd like to think I would have noticed sangria's sudden surge in summer popularity even if I hadn't just spent eight thirsty days in Barcelona in the height of the heat. Do you like yours fizzy? I'm a convert after spotting this easy recipe for Sangria Soda via Luxirare:

Photographs via Luxirare.

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Above: What kind of wine should you use to make Sangria Soda? "Anything over $10 a bottle for this and you're just being excessive," says Luxirare.

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Above: Ah, the fruit. Oranges, apples, pomegranate, lime, and lemon. For step-by-step instructions, see Luxirare.

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Above: Carbonated water gives Sangria Soda its fizz.

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