This traditional Spanish drink goes well with spicy foods, is delicious in summer, and works well as a party punch bowl. See notes, below, for making virgin sangría.
|Directions||Boil water, sugar, and cinnamon over medium heat for 5 minutes, then allow to cool.
Remove the cinnamon stick and scrape off excess syrup.
Cut the fruit into chunks, place in bowl, and cover with the sugary syrup. Chill for 2-3 hours.
Fill pitcher with ice, then add fruit, half of the syrup, orange juice, wine, and optional liquors.
Stir well and serve icy cold.
|Notes||The citrus fruits and apples do not necessarily have to be peeled.
For non-drinkers and kids, make virgin sangría by replacing the wine and spirits with a quart of grape juice.
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