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#MenuMonday: Cranberry Sangria

#MenuMonday: Cranberry Sangria

For #MenuMonday this week we have a beverage recipe that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next event.  This Cranberry Sangria recipe from allrecipes.com would be the perfect signature drink for a fall or winter wedding with its festive flavors of cranberry and apple.  Be sure to try the recipe out and let us know what you think!

Cranberry Sangria

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.
  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.

You can make a kid-friendly version of the drink by using white grape juice instead of wine and ¼ cup of apple juice in place of the brandy.

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 1 day, 25 minutes

Original Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/216447/cranberry-sangria/?internalSource=hn_carousel%2003_Cranberry%20Sangria&referringId=77&referringContentType=recipe%20hub&referringPosition=carousel%2003

Make sure to let us know if you enjoyed this tasty delicious Cranberry Sangria recipe!

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