Mulled Wine Sangria
Serving Size: Serves 8
1 750mL bottle Merlot
1/3 cup sugar
1 sachet Mulling spice blend*
1/2 cup (about 1 large Navel orange) fresh orange juice
1 (16 ounce) bag frozen unsweetened strawberries
1/2, thinly sliced and cut in half Navel Oranges
1 (12 ounce) can club soda
*mulling spice blend
2 teaspoons whole allspice
1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick, broken in half
1 (3 x 1 inch) strip orange rind
Adapted From: myrecipes.com
Great for entertaining because you can make it ahead and add the club soda just before serving.
Combine 1 cup wine, sugar, and sachet in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool. Discard sachet. Pour mixture into a pitcher; add remaining 3 cups wine. Chill thoroughly.
Add juice, strawberries, orange slices and club soda.
*Mulling Spice BlendCombine all ingredients in a double layer cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely.