Hot Spiced Wine
Enjoy this hot drink made using spices and wine that's ready to serve in 30 minutes.
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups orange juice
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
peel of 2 oranges, cut into 1/4-inch strips
6 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
1 four-inch stick cinnamon
1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine or nonalcoholic red wine
orange slices, if desired
additional whole cloves, if desired
Heat all ingredients except wine, orange slices and additional cloves to boiling in Dutch oven, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes.
Remove orange peel and spices. Stir in wine. Heat just until hot (do not boil). Serve hot in mugs or heatproof glasses. Garnish each serving with orange slice studded with additional whole cloves.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
If you like, cover and refrigerate spiced wine up to one week. Just reheat until hot (do not boil) before serving.
Citrus fruits and spices such as cinnamon, cloves and allspice are the secret to making delicious spiced wine. You can also use granulated ' sugar in this recipe, but brown sugar adds a delightful touch of caramel sweetness.
1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 0), Total Fat 0 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 135 mg; Total Carbohydrate 29 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Protein 1 g; Exchanges: 2 Fruit