"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
3 1/4 cups rioja (Spanish red wine) 3 1/4 cups white wine 1 cup brandy 1 orange, sliced 1 cup frozen cherries 1 cup frozen peaches 2 cinnamon sticks, plus 1 for each glass for garnish 1/2 cup simple syrup*
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on high setting for 1 hour. Reduce to warm to hold temperature.
Place a cinnamon stick in each glass and ladle warm sangria into glasses. Be sure to include some fruit in the glasses.
*Cook's note: To make simple syrup, combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Stirring occasionally, simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
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