Red Basil Summer Fruit Sangria

Makes 1 large pitcher


1 cup red basil syrup (recipe follows)
2 bottles Rioja red wine
1 cup Cointreau
Juice 3 oranges
1 orange, sliced
1 peach, cubed
1 apricot, cubed
1 plum, cubed
2 cups soda water


Combine the red basil syrup, wine, Cointreau and orange juice in a large pitcher and stir well. Add the fruit and let stand unrefrigerated for about 1-2 hours. Add soda water just before serving and serve either tepid or over ice, but do not refrigerate.