1/2 pound cherries, pitted and halved
3 plums or pluots, pitted and thinly sliced
1 (750-ml) bottle fruity red wine
1/2 bottle (about 1 3/4 cups) lemon soda, chilled
Ice cubes for serving
1 cup club soda
Small sprigs fresh basil for garnish (optional)
1. Combine cherries and plums in a large pitcher and mash a bit with a wooden spoon.
2. Stir in wine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Add cold club soda to the pitcher and stir gently.
4. Serve sangria in glasses over ice, garnished with a basil sprig, if using.