A friend of mine had a party last night night (making this morning in need of a hearty brunch), and one guest brought a hot wine mix. It was delish! I can’t find the brand of the mix anywhere, but a quick google search brought up a simple recipe: 

 

1 1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 lemon, sliced
3 sticks cinnamon
3 whole cloves
1 lg. bottle Burgundy, Claret or other red inner wine
Nutmeg

 

Combine boiling water, sugar, lemon, cinnamon and cloves; stir until sugar dissolves. Add wine; simmer 20 minutes. (DO NOT BOIL!) Strain. Serve hot with a sprinkling of nutmeg.
This was the first time I’ve had it, and I think it will be a staple until spring.
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