Active Time
20 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Yield
Serves : makes about 2 quarts

How to Make It

Step 1    MAKE THE SANGRIA

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, star anise, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks and ginger. Bring to a simmer over moderately high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil until reduced by one third and slightly syrupy, about 15 minutes. Let the spice syrup cool, then strain into a glass jar.

Step 2    MAKE THE SANGRIA

Pour the red wine into a 3-quart pitcher. Stir in the orange juice, rum, brandy, Cointreau, club soda and 1/4 cup of the spice syrup; add more syrup if you prefer a sweeter sangria. Add the diced oranges, lime, apple and pear and refrigerate overnight. Serve the sangria in tall glasses over ice. Garnish with a tablespoon of the diced fruit.

Make Ahead

The sangria can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. The spice syrup can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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