Super Spiced Wine

October 29, 2011

The holiday season is right around the corner, so it's a perfect time to start planning for your festivities.

This warm wine recipe will invoke visions of getting cozy by the fireplace with family and friends on a cold winter's night.

To make this concoction a bit healthier, cut out the cup of sugar since the honey and wine are already sweet.

3 750 mL bottles of your favorite local red wine (organic is best)
2 cups light brown sugar, or to taste depending on sweetness of wine
1 cup honey
3 branches thyme
3 fresh bay leaves
12 cloves
14 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
2 tablespoons Aux Poivres spice blend
3 pieces star anise
3 3-inch cinnamon sticks
2 oranges, sliced in half moons
 caramel-rimmed glasses (dip glass rims into a little honey, then into cinnamon sugar to create a caramel ring)
 optional: splash of vodka as needed

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