2 750 ML bottles (or six cups) fruity red wine (I like to do a cheap red blend)
1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur
1 apple, chopped
1 pear, chopped
1 orange, chopped
Combine the honey with 1 cup water in small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat (about 5-8 minutes).
Turn off heat and add the cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and orange peel. Allow to cool (about 20-30 minutes).
Once cooled, strain and place in an airtight jar. Will last in the refrigerator for up to one month.
Combine the wine and liqueur into a pitcher with a lid. Add the apple, pear, orange and cranberries. After honey syrup is cooled add 1/2 cup (or more to your sweetness) to the mixture. I like to start with just 1/2 cup and add more if needed or allow my guests to add more to their liking. Seal lid and refrigerate for at least 5 hours and up to 24 hours. Give a good stir and serve with fresh fruit as a garnish!