Culinary Insitute of New Orleans

Serves 6

1/2 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Lemon, unpeeled
2 Bananas, peeled
1 Orange, peeled
1 qt. Red Wine

Boil water, sugar and cinnamon stick over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Let the syrup cool; and remove cinnamon stick. Cut lemon, bananas and orange into thick slices and cover with the cooled syrup. Chill for several hours. Put ice in a glass pitcher and add the sliced fruit, half of the cinnamon syrup and the wine. Stir the mixture thoroughly, mashing the fruit slightly. Serve the Sangria in well-chilled tumblers, garnishing each glass with some of the sliced fruit.