Enjoy a new twist of popular Sangria!
Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1 large cinnamon stick, 4 allspice berries, 3 whole cloves, 1 star anise pod, 2 cups cranberries, 2 Granny Smith apples, diced, one 750-millilitre bottle Spanish rosé, 1/3 cup ruby port, 1/3 cup Cointreau, 1/3 cup cranberry juice, Ice cubes for serving
1. In a saucepan, mix the water, sugar, crushed red pepper, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and star anise. Simmer the syrup over moderately low heat for 15 minutes. Strain into a bowl and add the cranberries and apples. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2. Strain the fruit, reserving the spiced syrup. In a large pitcher, mix the rosé with the port, Cointreau, cranberry juice, fruit and 3/4 cup of the spiced syrup. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Serve over ice.