Harvest Sangria Punch
Options: Place a few orange peels, cinnamon sticks, star anise and whole cloves and/or allspice in the pitcher, jar or whatever you have it stored in.
Careful if using whole cloves and allspice, however. They can become lodged in the pour spout of your dispenser and be a real bear to remove. Best to tie them up in cheesecloth. Don't ask me how I know this.
- 1 cup brandy
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 orange, ends cut off, thinly sliced
- 1 apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced
- 2 bottles well-chilled dry red wine (we use yellowtail zinfandel)
- 1 cup club soda
- ¾ cup fresh orange juice