Cranberry Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4cranberry-flavored tea bags
  • 4 slicesfresh lemon
  • 6whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 (750 milliliter) bottles white wine
  • 4apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries
  • 2 fluid ounces apple brandy
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place the sugar, tea bags, lemon slices, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and water into a saucepan, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let mixture cool. Strain out and discard the spices, lemon, and tea bags.

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  • Step 2

    Pour the white wine into a large jar or covered container, and mix with the tea mixture. Stir in apples and cranberries; mix in the apple brandy. Chill in refrigerator 24 to 48 hours. Serve cold.

  • Cook's Note:

    I have made a kid-friendly version of this using white grape juice in place of the wine and a 1/4 cup of apple juice as the “kick!”

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