No one enjoys breezy afternoon cocktail sessions quite like the Spanish, and their nation invented the perfect thing to sip on those special occasions. Sangria boosts wine's eternal allure with fruity sweetness and a bit more kick.

No one enjoys breezy afternoon cocktail sessions quite like the Spanish, and their nation invented the perfect thing to sip on those special occasions. Sangria boosts wine's eternal allure with fruity sweetness and a bit more kick.

Downtown tapas mecca Barrio serves pitchers of white and red sangria ($25) for half-price from 4-7 p.m. weekdays and all day Sunday. Assistant general manager Brett Monus shared the recipe for the restaurant's spectacular summer drink so you can make a batch of your own.

Ingredients:

4 bottles white wine

13 oz. peach schnapps

1 grapefruit sliced

1 apple sliced

Lemon, lime and orange chunks to garnish

Splash soda

Splash Sprite

Instructions:

1. Combine wine, schnapps, apple and grapefruit into a large serving container. Barrio prefers a white-wine blend from the Spanish region of Catalonia. Let the mix chill for several hours to allow fruit slices to flavor the liquid.

2. After chilling, add chunks of zesty seasonal fruit - lemons, limes, oranges and even cherries.

3. Pour into highball glasses filled with ice. For fancy points, hang orange slices on the rims.