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Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

Delicious Summer Sangria.

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Total Time: 7 Hours, 10 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 23 c. water
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 5 Whole Cloves
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 2 c. fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved
  • 2 medium fresh lemons, thin sliced with rind on
  • 3 medium fresh oranges, thin sliced with rind on
  • 1 can (7 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 2 bottles (750 ml each) Cabernet Sauvignon or pinot Noir wine
  • 1 bottle (2 liters) ginger ale

Directions

  1. Heat water and sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes; remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. Strain sugar syrup into large pitcher. Add strawberries, lemons, oranges and pineapples. Pour wine over fruit. Chill for a minimum of 6 hours. Remove fruit and add ginger ale just before serving. Use fruit to garnish, if desired.
  3. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract may be substituted for the vanilla bean. Add the extract to sugar syrup after cooling.