This very easy recipe comes from Winemaker magazine. I liked it because I had all of the ingredients on hand, it is really fast, and because it warmed me up and helped alleviate the symptoms of the cold I had at the time. According to the recipe source, the mixture can be kept warm in a crockpot, or on a coffee warmer (covered) for several hours, and can be successfully reheated the next day. (Mine never lasted long enough for me to testify to the above statement.)
- Mix water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, wine, and the juice of the orange together in a heavy pot.
- Bring up the heat, but do not boil.
- Add the orange peel and simmer 15 minutes.
- Serve immediately in preheated mugs.
Love it! Reminded me of walks through the marketplaces of England. I, too, added a little more clove.
Yes, this is really good-tastes like the vin chaud we get here in Switzerland. I added one more clove and the juice of half a lemon, just to be different. I discovered this works wonders for the common cold-1 small glass every 30 minutes and in 3 days my cold was gone!
Even though summer is near,the evenings are still a bit chilly and this was so much enjoyed. Probably I won't be able to have another one until next winter. I've only made myself a mug and was very much enjoyed.Thanks. Made for ZWT6.