Servings:Makes 8 (1-cup) servings.
Preparation Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
A beverage to delight the eyes as well as the taste buds. A lively Latin duo of tart colorful hibiscus flowers and mildly fruity ancho chile pepper add punch to sangria.

Ancho Hibiscus Sparkling Sangria
McCormick Gourmet

Mix sugar, water and ancho chile pepper in medium saucepan until well blended. Stir in hibiscus flowers. Bring to simmer on medium heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. Strain into large pitcher. Refrigerate until syrup is well chilled.

Stir juices and liqueur into syrup. Just before serving, gently stir in sparkling wine. Pour into ice-filled cocktail glasses. Garnish with fruit slices

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.