ICED & SPICED FRUITY GARDEN SANGRIA
SERVES 8 PREPARATION TIME 10 minutes (plus cooling time) COOKING TIME 20 minutes
2 bottles red or rosé wine (not too heavy) 4 cinnamon sticks 2 vanilla pods, split 2 star anise 8 black peppercorns 4 cardamom ginger leaves or kaffir lime leaves 300g caster sugar 1 punnet fresh raspberries 1 punnet strawberries, halved 4 nectarines, sliced 1 punnet blueberries 2 lemons, thinly sliced 2 bunches fresh basil mint or garden mint, leaves picked 250ml real lemonade
1. Combine the wine, cinnamon, vanilla, star anise, peppercorns, cardamom and sugar in a large pan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for 1 hour or until cool.
2. Strain mixture into a large jug over ice. Add fruit, mint and lemonade. Stir and serve in tall glasses with more ice.