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Summer Sangria
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Spice Islands®

Summer Sangria

Difficulty

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 55 minutes

12 servings

Ingredients

2/3 cup water

2 cups sugar

4 Spice Islands® Cinnamon Sticks

5 Spice Islands® Whole Cloves

1 Spice Islands® Vanilla Bean

2 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved

2 medium fresh lemons, thin sliced with rind on

3 medium fresh oranges, thin sliced with rind on

1 can (7 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained

2 bottles (750 ml each) Cabernet Sauvignon or pinot Noir wine

1 bottle (2 liters) ginger ale

Instructions

Heat water and sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes; remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Strain sugar syrup into large pitcher. Add strawberries, lemons, oranges and pineapples. Pour wine over fruit. Chill for a minimum of 6 hours. Remove fruit and add ginger ale just before serving. Use fruit to garnish, if desired.

1 tablespoon vanilla extract may be substituted for the vanilla bean.  Add the extract to sugar syrup after cooling.

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