Winter Sangria

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Winter Sangria

1 750-ml. bottle rioja
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 2-inch cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. brandy
1/4 cup orange liqueur


Combine all ingredients, except ice, in a large glass bowl or container (such as a half-gallon Mason jar or canister). Stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve the sugar granules. Cover with a lid, place in refrigerator, and steep for at least four hours, longer if possible. The longer the wine steeps, the more intense the flavors become. Serve in individual glasses with ice. Store any unused portion in refrigerator. Use within one week.