The perfect cozy drink for cold nights! It will warm you up from the inside-out, and make your home smell amazing.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes
Yield:6 servings 1x
1 (750 milliliter) bottle red wine— this is a great use of a cheaper wine, or one that you were disappointed with!
1/2 cuphoney or sugar
Orange liqueur, Brandy or Rum— all optional
Pour the water into a saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Add the honey.
Poke the cloves into the skin of the orange, slice into halves, and squeeze some of the juice into the water, and throw in the clove-studded peels. Add the cinnamon, and let this mixture simmer and reduce until it begins to thicken. Your house will smell amazing.
Pour the wine in, and heat very gently, until it begins steaming. Don’t boil the wine! Remove the orange peels and cinnamon stick.
Serve in mugs, adding a shot of the orange liqueur, brandy or rum, if you need a little extra heat. I always ordered mine “mit einem Schuss Brandy.”
Enjoy the coziness that will inevitably creep all the way down to your toes.