Oct 302006

Festive Fun Drinks are not just reserved for the summertime! Some of the Fall and Winter ones I tend to enjoy even more. I always think it is fun to have a special drink ready for when guests arrive. This time I thought to ring in the Fall season with a spiced wine. Now there are many different variations but I went with a standard one!

1 bottle of Red wine
2 Cinnamon Sticks (it is the combination of the hot liquids that extracts the cinnamon flavor from the sticks)
1 to 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon gloves
1/4 Cup of Sugar
1 small Orange sliced
4 oz of Brandy- the amount is dependent on how strong you want it!

In a saucepan pan combine all of the ingredient except the brandy. Cook on medium to low heat for about 20 minutes. The longer you heat the more cinnamon flavors that will come out. In a your serving cup add about ounce of brandy and to about a cup of spiced wine and stir, now ready to serve.

 Posted by at 2:09 pm

  3 Comments to “Spiced Wine”

  1. Is there any particular reason not to add the brandy to the pot? Does the alcohol exaporate quickly or something?

  2. Exactly, I find it has a larger kick this way

  3. yum, glogg. i had a version over the weekend that had almonds and raisins sprinkled in the bottom of the cup before serving. delicious!

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