Pomegranate Balsamic Cider Sangria

6 cups apple cider

1 1/2 cup The Shoreline Vine Pomegranate Quince White Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 cup pomegranate molasses*

2 cinnamon sticks

2 pods star anise

1 orange, thinly sliced

1 apple, cored and thinly sliced

1/2 cup brandy (optional)

In a large pot mix together apple cider, vinegar, molasses and heat over low to medium-high heat until it starts to steam. Add cinnamon sticks and star anise; remove from heat. Stir in orange and apple slices. Let cool. Transfer to a large pitcher or storage container (covered). Refrigerate for at least a couple hours (or up to 1 day). Before serving add brandy, if using. Pour into a glass with ice and serve.

*If you cannot find pomegranate molasses add a little more vinegar if desired*