This sangria is both simple to make and delicious! It can be served either cold or hot, which is the way it is usually served at Christmas gatherings.
1 quart port wine
1 3/4 cups orange juice
6 ounces brandy
2 oranges, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup raisins
Club soda (Optional for cold service)
To serve cold, mix all the ingredients together and chill for several hours. Serve in tall glasses with a spritz of soda, if you wish.
To serve hot, put the orange juice, oranges, and raisins in a saucepan. Bring the jucie to a boil, and remove it from the heat. Add the port wine and brandy, and heat it to no more than160 degrees to prevent the alcohol from evaporating (unless you want it to).