1. In a large pitcher, add wine, Cointreau, orange juice, apple, strawberries, blueberries, lemon slices, cinnamon stick. Add sweetener to taste.
2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
3. Serve over ice, topped with sparkling water or champagne. Garnish with orange slices.
Tiffy’s Tips~When selecting wines, I enjoy both red and white sangria.A Spanish red is traditional but try using a Spanish rose for a lighter sangria.~Substitute an orange-flavored liqueur for the brandy.Cointreau, Triple Sec or Grand Marnier.~Fruit!!Ahhhh…so many fabulous options.Berries, grapes, pineapple, mango, kiwi, apples, peaches…shall I go on?I like to freeze my fruit selections as well.~Sweeteners.I prefer a less sweet cocktail option and there is quite a bit of natural sugar in this recipe.I shy away from added sweeteners when I prepare as I use Cointreau and that’s enough sweetener for me.You can add pure cane sugar, sugar substitutes, simple syrup, honey, light agave nectar.~The addition of a cinnamon stick is certainly optional but a traditional ingredient in Spain.