For me, sangria has become a staple for any BBQ we host. It's a refreshing, fruity complement to anything hot off the grill, and there are so many ways to mix it up. This white sangria recipe was a hit this past weekend (adapted from foodandwine.com):
2/3 cup sugar + 2/3 cup water
2 mangoes, peeled + chopped
4 peaches, chopped
2 bottles of viognier or a similar white wine
1-1/4 cup grand marnier (more or less to your taste)
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
Bring sugar and water to a simmer, til sugar dissolves, and let cool. Combine the sugar syrup with all remaining ingredients and chill for awhile to let the flavors mingle. Serve over ice! I'd say this is good for 6-8 thirsty people.