A lush red sangria with apples, spices, brandy, and more. We love this sangria for the holidays!
1750-ml bottle fruity red wine (I like Tempranillo for this sangria)
3medium applescored and diced (I like a combo of red delicious or another red apple + pink lady apples)
3 5-inchcinnamon sticks
Add all ingredients except for ice to a large pitcher. Stir and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
Stir again before serving. To serve, fill glasses with ice. Spoon several pieces of fruit into the glass and fill the rest of the way with wine. Pluck out any cloves that float to the top (and/or warn your drinkers to keep an eye out for them and pick them out if they come across any!) Garnish with fresh peppermint leaves and cinnamon sticks for extra-festive flair.