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Colorado's Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro welcomes guests with pretty glass mugs of this steaming wine, garnished with a slice of blood orange when it's in season. Since glühwein (German for "glow wine") is heated and infused with spices, don't bother with your best bottle to make it; just choose a red wine you wouldn't mind drinking.

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Credit: Thomas J. Story

Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

Source

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, Aspen Highlands, Colorado

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; protein 0.5g; fat 0.1g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 1.3g; sodium 6.8mg.
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