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Red sangria prep
I found a website that described making "sangria syrup" which is basically a simple syrup with cinnamon. I had a white sangria in Florida that had cinnamon and other spices in it and I fell in love with it. When I saw the syrup recipe, I decided to give it a try. In addition to cinnamon, I added about a tablespoon of mulling spices to add some extra spiciness. I only had a small taste, but it was very good. I think Dwight ended up polishing off the batch on New Year's Day while tearing down and putting away all of the Christmas decorations.
No, I don't used the fanciest of wines for my sangria, but it does the trick. I photographed the pineapple, but didn't end up using it.