SPICED SANGRIA WITH CITRUS // VIDEO

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The holiday season is behind us but that doesn’t mean we have to stop the party!  In anticipation of many cold nights in, here is a simple, quick, and delicious recipe for a sangria inspired by mulling spices.  I served some to the stylish ladies at the Planet Blue Holiday Party.  Check out the video below to check it out!

Happy New Year! xoxoxo

https://vimeo.com/55548281

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INGREDIENTS (SPICED SYRUP)

4 orange peels (1/2 inch wide)

2 lemon peels (1/2 inch wide)

1 star anise

2 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

DIRECTIONS

Simmer for 5 minutes after sugar has dissolved.  Turn off heat and steep for 30 minutes.  Strain and cool.

INGREDIENTS

3 bottles of juicy red wine (like a rioja or grenache)

3/4 cup spiced syrup

1 orange, thinly sliced

1 lemon, thinly sliced

2 apples, sliced

cinnamon sticks for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Mix everything together in a large pitcher with ice, serve.