1 cup packed fresh mint leaves plus mint sprigs for garnish 1/4 cup sugar A chilled 750-ml. bottle dry white wine 1/4 cup brandy
In a pitcher combine the mint, the sugar and 3 tablespoons hot water and with a wooden spoon combine the mixture well, bruising the mint. Stir in the wine and the brandy and chill the sangría, covered, for 1 hour. Strain the sangría into tall glasses filled with ice cubes and garnish each drink with mint sprig.