An unusual Sangria recipe

By: Chef Martin Michel , La Casita Mexican Restaurant

Servings/Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients:
1/4 c Sugar
2 Sticks cinnamon; broken in 1/2
1 c Apple juice
25 oz White wine; dry
1 Apple; unpared
Ice cubes
1/2 c Water
1 c Sparkling water
1/2 c Orange juice
1 Orange; med, unpared
1 Banana; medium

Directions:

  • Wine should be chilled. Use Chardonnay or any other dry white wine.

** Orange should be cut into halves and thinly sliced.

*** Apple should be an eating apple cut into thin wedges.

Heat sugar, water and cinnamon to boiling in 1-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 1 week. Remove cinnamon sticks from sugar mixture. Mix sugar mixture, sparkling water, apple juice, orange juice and wine in large pitcher. Gently stir in fruit and ice. Serve with several pieces of fruit in each glass.