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Spiced Wine

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Hands-on time 5 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield

Makes 3 1/4 cups

This soothing drink is a riff on warm German spiced wine.

Ingredients

  • 1 (750-ml.) bottle medium-bodied red wine (such as Pinot Noir or Beaujolais)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 medium-size orange or 2 satsuma oranges, cut into 8 wedges
  • Garnishes: cinnamon sticks, orange wedges

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 6 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer; discard solids. Serve hot or warm.