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Midtown Sangria

  • ACTIVE: 5 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 2 HRS
  • SERVINGS: Makes 8 drinks
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Spice; Atlanta

"Cocktail engineer" Gina Word prepared her first batch of Midtown Sangria at the countercultural Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. "I lived on that and hummus for a week," she says.

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  1. 1 1/2 cups water
  2. 3 tablespoons orange-clover honey
  3. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. One 750-ml bottle dry but fruity white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  5. 12 ounces apple juice
  6. 8 orange wheels
  1. In a glass bowl, combine the water, honey and ground cinnamon and microwave at high power for 40 seconds. Stir well, then pour into a large pitcher and add the white wine and apple juice. Refrigerate the sangria until chilled, at least 2 hours. Stir well and pour into ice-filled red wine glasses. Garnish each drink with an orange wheel.