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This Crazy Summer Wine

Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves divided
  • 1 750-mililiter bottle dry white wine
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 2 peaches peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups club soda chilled

Instructions

  1. Bring first 3 ingredients and 1/2 cup mint leaves to a boil in a saucepan medium heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and cool. Cover and let stand up to 8 hours, if desired. Remove cinnamon sticks an place them in the sangria pitcher and discard the mint leaves.
  2. Combine the sugar mixture, remaining 1/2 cup mint leaves, wine, and next 3 ingredients in the large pitcher with the cinnamon sticks. Chill overnight, if desired (and at least 4 hours) Stir in club soda before serving. If you like, serve with ice, in glasses garnished with orange slices or fresh raspberries.