This is my friend's Autumn Sangria Recipe. It is very easy to make and was a huge hit at our last party! I will add a picture when I whip up my next batch for Thanksgiving this week. Thanks, Candace!
2-3 Fresh Figs or 1 Cup Dried Figs
2-3 Fresh Plums or 1 Cup Dried Prunes
2-3 Fresh Apricots or 1 Cup Dried
1/4 Cup Molasses
1 Bottle Red Wine (Pinot Noir)
1 Bottle Sparkling Cider, Chilled
2 Blood Oranges, Peeled and Sliced
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Cinnamon Sticks
Directions:For the Simple Syrup:
Bring 1/2 cup water to boil. Slowly add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add Cinnamon Sticks to infuse the simple syrup. Set aside.
Half, Quarter or Slice fruits. (Reserve Orange) Combine Fruit and Molasses, stir until well combined. Slowly pour in wine and Cinnamon Infused Simple Syrup. Cover and chill for 2 - 4 hours. To serve, add sparkling cider and orange. Stir gently with spoon Fill glasses with ice and ladle in Sangria.