Clever Cocktails: Winter Sangria

People often associate sangria with the spring and summer months but our delicious winter sangria rivals it's summer sister. Not only is sangria delectable, but it looks beautiful when it's served. Why not brew a big batch for your Christmas entertaining? It's a perfect way to showcase the fruits and flavors of the season. We recommend letting your sangria chill overnight so your flavors have time to blend. Now you have the perfect project for your Christmas Eve Eve!

1 cup brandy
1/2 cup sugar
1 orange, ends cut off, thinly sliced
1 apple, halved and thinly sliced
2 bottles well-chilled dry red wine, such as Rioja or red Zinfandel
1 cup club soda
3/4 cup fresh orange juice