Mulled Wine Sangria

by Brennans Market Admin

Serving Size: Serves 8

Ingredients

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

Description
Great for entertaining because you can make it ahead and add the club soda just before serving.

Preparation
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.