Winter Sangria

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I'm loving cold weather recipes. Grab a mug. Toast to our new President, and enjoy a hot-twist on a summer classic . . . it's Winter Sangria! (based on a recipe featured in this month's EveryDay with Rachel Ray) Winter Sangria 1. In a mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup frozen peaches, 1 cup frozen cherries and 1/4 cup sugar. (Get creative with any frozen fruit mixture.) Let stand until thawed, about 10 minutes. 2. In a medium sauce pan, bring 1 bottle of dry red wine (rioja, malbec, merlot), 2 star anise (optional) and the fruit mixture to a simmer over medium heat. 3. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup peach schnapps. (Remove star anise if used.) 4. Serve warm in mugs.