Hot Mulled Wine
Recipe courtesy of Orso, www.orsoalaska.com
1 bottle hearty red wine (zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon)
½ orange (cut into wedges)
½ t ground cloves
¾ T ground cinnamon
½ lemon (cut into wedges)
¾ cup brandy (Korbel, E&J, etc.)
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve in coffee mugs. Garnish with an orange twist. This mixture can be chilled and refrigerated for future use. To reuse, bring to a simmer again and serve or reheat in a microwave.
Alternate Use: Fill a tall glass with ice; fill glass ½ full with Hot Mulled Wine mix, top with soda water or 7Up and garnish with orange twist.