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Classic Red Wine Sangria

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A pitcher or punch bowl full of fruity sangria gets any party off to a great start! Make the syrup ahead so you can enjoy the party as much as your guests.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 bottles medium-bodied fruity red wine like Grenache
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 2 peaches, pitted and cut into small wedges
  • 2 nectarines, pitted and cut into small wedges
  • Club soda
  • Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated

Details

Servings 8
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 120mins

Preparation

Step 1

In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, allspice berries, cloves, star anise, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.

Strain into a jar and refrigerate until ready to use.

In a large pitcher or punch bowl, stir together spiced syrup, wine, brandy, triple sec, peaches, and nectarines. Refrigerate 2 hours or as long as overnight.

When ready to serve, pour the sangria into ice-filled glasses and top with club soda. Sprinkle with lemon zest and serve.

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