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Holiday SanGria

1 of each sliced:

lemon, lime & orange

1 cup sugar

2 cups water

1 cinnamon stick

1 tbs coriander seed

1 cardamom pod

1 32oz bottle blueberry juice

1/2 cup brandy

1/2 cup cointreau

2 bottles pinot gris

1 of each sliced:

lemon, lime & orange

1 cup sugar

2 cups water

1 cinnamon stick

1 tbs coriander seed

1 cardamom pod

 

 

-first make the simple

SPICED SIMPLE SYRUP:

-in a large pan, toast spices  until just beginning to smoke, add water & sugar, stir and heat until boiling. reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

 

-remove from heat, add sliced citrus and allow to steep for 10 minutes

-add juice, wine and liquor

-now you can either:

pour into crockpot on medium heat and serve in holiday mugs as hot mulled wine topped with whipped cream & grated nutmeg

or

cool in refrigerator, ladle over ice and top with 1-2oz dry sparkling wine, frozen blueberries and an orange slice