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Hot Spiced Wine

Yield 13 cups
A quick version of mulled wine, this party drink highlights a wonderful blend of spice and citrus.

Ingredients

  • 2 (3
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 6 cups fruity red wine (such as Beaujolais or Pinot Noir)
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced

How to Make It

  1. Place first 3 ingredients on an 8" square of cheesecloth; tie with string. Place spice bag in a Dutch oven. Add red wine and remaining 5 ingredients; bring to a simmer over low heat (do not boil). Keep at a simmer while serving. Ladle into mugs.

  2. Note: For a nonalcoholic version, omit wine and substitute more apple cider.

Christmas with Southern Living 2002