Spice Blend Sangria
From its humble roots in Spain and Portugal, Sangria has grown to become a popular party drink the world over. The drink is based on traditional wine punch served across Europe since the Middle Ages. Typically Sangria is created from red wine, spices, and cut fruit, but recipes vary widely. This refreshing recipe of blended spices contains cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, and star anise. For 1 ½ gallons of Sangria, steep the 1.5 ounces of spices in 2 cups boiling water and allow to cool for 1 hour. Combine with 3-5 liters red wine, 2 cups pomegranate juice, 2 cups Grand Marnier and cut fruit such as lemons, limes, oranges, apples and blueberries. Refrigerate overnight, sweeten to taste and serve over ice. Blended for George Washington's Mount Vernon. Made in the USA.