Autumn Apple Sangria
1 cup sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
One 750-milliliter bottle sauvignon blanc or other dry white wine
1 cup apple brandy, such as Calvados
1 cup apple cider
1 cup soda water
1 tart green apple, such as Granny Smith, cored, quartered and thinly sliced crosswise
1 sweet red apple, such as Gala, cored, quartered and thinly sliced crosswise
• Thinly slice 1 lemon, discarding the seeds, and reserve in a bowl. Juice the remaining 3 lemons until you have 1/2 cup juice (discard any extra juice). Bring the lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon sticks to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Boil the syrup for 1 minute more. Let the syrup cool completely, then strain into a 3-quart pitcher, reserving the cinnamon sticks.
• Add the wine, Calvados, cider and soda water to the pitcher, and stir to combine. • Add the tart and sweet apples and lemon slices, and cover the pitcher with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the sangria to chill, at least 4 hours up to overnight.
• To serve, fill 8 glasses halfway with ice, then pour the sangria and fruit into each glass. Garnish each with 1 of the reserved cinnamon sticks.
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