Apple Cinnamon Sangria That’s Great for Winter

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Sangria isn’t just for summer anymore. This yummy sangria recipe would be perfect for Thanskgiving or any holiday party you’ve got coming up (or maybe even a a plan old weekend evening). Make 8 servings of this tasty sangria with this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens:

You’ll need:

-1/2 cup dried apples
-1/2 cup dried cranberries
-6 dried apricots (cut into slivers)
-1/4 cup brandy
-2 tablespoons honey
-1/2 of a vanilla bean, slit lengthwise
-(1) 2 3/4 inch stick of cinnamon
-(1) 750 milliliter bottle of Rioja red wine or Merlot
-2 cups of club soda

Here’s what you do:

Stir together your apples, cranberries, raisins, apricots, brandy, honey, vanilla bean and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Cook and stir until your mixture comes to a gentle boil. When that happens, remove from heat and cool a bit. Stir in the wine and transfer to a pitcher. Cover pitcher and chill for up to 24 hours to let flavors mix. Before you serve, stir in the club soda. Enjoy in glasses over ice.