Join me and Jeff Drucker from MAX Wine & Spirits in Danbury CT as we take it to the Max! What will Jeff tempt me with this time? Check out the video to find out. It's Mixing It Up with Pam Brooks.

Here's part 6 of the ongoing series: Mixing it up with Pam Brooks

Punxsutawney Phil told us that Spring is coming early. Nothing says warm weather like a great Sangria. However, we are still in the throes of Winter months. So, what to drink? Jeff Drucker, store manager and Wine Director at MAX Wine & Spirits in Danbury, taught me the joy of Winter Spiced Cranberry Sangria. All I can say is, yum!

Here's the recipe for this amazing Winter Spiced Cranberry Sangria:

2 Cups Fresh Cranberries, 2 Granny Smith Apples ( diced ), 1/2 cup Spiced Simple Syrup ( recipe - ) add 3/4 cup Cointreau and a 1/2 cup Port Wine to the Spiced Simple Syrup. Then combine 1 ( 750-milliliter ) bottle Tempranillo Rose' Wine, another 1/2 cup Port wine and another 1/2 cup of Cointreau, 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice. Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher, pour and enjoy.

Wine, Port and Cointreau can be purchased at MAX Wine & Spirits on 40A Mill Plain Road in Danbury Connecticut. 203-792-7777

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