Christmas Sangria Recipe

christmassangria, cranberry, apple, brandy, festive, holidays, cinnamon, sangria, spanish, mulled wine, personal chef, miami, florida,

1/2 cup/45g dried apples

1/2 cup dried/76g cranberries

1/2 cup/76g raisins

6 dried apricots, cut into slivers

1/4 cup/125ml brandy

2 tablespoons/30ml honey

1/2 vanilla bean split lengthwise

1  stick cinnamon

1 750 milliliter bottle Rioja red wine or Merlot

2 cups/500ml club soda

In a large saucepan stir together the apples, cranberries, raisins, apricots, brandy, honey, vanilla bean, and cinnamon. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in wine. Transfer mixture to a pitcher. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours to blend flavors. Just before serving, stir in club soda. Serve in glasses over ice. If desired, using a slotted spoon, spoon some of the fruit into each glass.

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