X-mas special: White sangria
Caster sugar 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
1 cinnamon stick
White wine 2 x 750ml
Orange juice 1 1/2 cups
Lemon juice 1/3 cup
Lime juice 2 tbs
Mint or lemon balm leaves 1/2 cup
Ice, orange, lime and lemon slices to serve
1. Mix sugar, water, vanilla bean and seeds and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 2 minutes or until syrup thickens. Pour into a small container and place in the fridge to chill.
2. Combine the vanilla syrup, wine, orange, lemon and lime juices, mint, citrus slices and ice in a jug. Serve immediately.