Sharing a pitcher of sangria is a great way to savor a hot day. Here’s my favorite recipe for white Sangria. Mix one and a half ounces of each of the following: gin, Cointreau, brandy and simple syrup. Add a generous handful of white raspberries, and several slices of orange rind. When peeling the orange be careful not to peel off the pith, the bitterest part of the fruit. Lemon verbena leaves and a few sugar cane sticks work as both ingredients and great garnish. Top off with an entire bottle of sparkling wine— a Spanish Cava or an Italian Prosecco would be a wonderful and cost-effective choice. In place of ice, add one cup of frozen Thompson seedless grapes. Serve in a glass pitcher to enjoy the visual. You’re gonna love this!