Total Time
20 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 to 6
Photo: Thomas J. Story 

How to Make It

Step 1

Pour wine into a medium pot. Add cloves, star anise, cinnamon, and juniper berries. Bring mixture to a gentle simmer over low heat (don't let it boil--high heat damages the flavor).

Step 2

Meanwhile, wash oranges (don't peel) and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Reserve 6 of the biggest slices and put remaining slices in with wine. Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved.

Step 3

Simmer wine mixture 10 minutes. Strain into an insulated container or ladle into mugs, leaving behind spices and oranges. Garnish each serving with a reserved orange slice.

Step 4

Make ahead: Up to 2 days, chilled (strain out spices before chilling; otherwise, they'll turn bitter). Reheat over low heat (you don't want it to boil).

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, Aspen Highlands, Colorado

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