1 750mlbottle red winepreferably Spanish (I used Le Petit Bonnhome)
1Granny Smith applethinly sliced
1/4cupCointreau or Grande Marnier
1/4homemade spiced simple syrup
2cinnamon sticksyou can use the two from the simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Remove cinnamon stick (keep them handy for the sangria), peppercorns and cloves.
In a large pitcher, add red wine, apple, orange, pear, Cointreau/Grand Marnier, and cinnamon sticks.
Add about 1/4 cup of the spiced simple syrup.
Mix the sangria and chill in the fridge overnight. The longer it sits, the fruitier the sangria.
Serve over ice, with apples, pears and oranges in each glass. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired.
The simple syrup makes more than what is required for one recipe of sangria. The leftovers work great in coffee or tea!