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.