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Hot spiced wine recipes

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These hot spiced wine recipes will serve to keep you and your friends warm and toasty during the cold winter months
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Stay warm with these recipes.

When that cold weather is fast approaching, many of us look for ways to keep warm and encourage the chill to stay outside where it belongs. Here are a few hot spiced wine recipes sure to keep your family and friends warm.

 

Alpine Style

 

Ingredients

1 bottle full-bodied red wine (Burgundy, Pinot Noir or Merlot)

3 tablespoons honey

2 cinnamon sticks

2 tablespoons cardamom seeds

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

1 sliced orange

1 sliced lemon

1/2 cup sugar

 

Instructions


In a large saucepan, combine the wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, cardamom seeds, lemon and sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes. Pour into mugs, and garnish with a cinnamon stick if you like.

 

Gluhwein

 

This recipe is very popular in the outdoor markets of Germany, especially around Christmas. This German variety is one of the most delicious of the hot spiced wine recipes.

 

Ingredients

3 cups wine

1 cinnamon stick

6 whole cloves

1/2 a lemon rind

2–4 tablespoons of sugar (depending on how sweet you like your wine)

Cardamom pod (optional)

Rum, brandy, schnapps or vodka (optional)

 

Instructions


In a large saucepan, combine wine, sugar, and spices, and cook over medium-low heat for one-half to one hour. Do not allow to boil. Note that a longer heating brings out a stronger cinnamon flavor. Serve, and add a shot of alcohol if desired.

 

Extra Spicy Version

 

Ingredients

4 cups red wine

4 ounces brandy

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 ounce lemon juice

1 cup orange juice

3–4 whole cloves

8–10 whole peppercorns

5 whole cinnamon sticks

 

Instructions


In a four-quart saucepan, combine all the ingredients but the wine, and bring to a boil. Cook for about ten minutes to reduce the amount by half. Reduce heat, and add the wine. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve, and serve hot. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired. When it comes to hot spiced wine recipes, this one is a must taste!

 


Made-in-the-Bottle Spiced Wine

 

Ingredients

1 bottle dry red or white wine

2/3 cup sugar

5 crushed cloves

5 crushed black peppercorns

1 cinnamon stick

1 1/2 piece of ginger root, thinly sliced


Instructions

 

Pour half the wine out of the bottle, and store for another use. Gradually add sugar to the bottle through a funnel, and then add cloves and other ingredients. Recap the bottle, and shake. Pour into a saucepan, and heat for 10–15 minutes on medium. Serve in mugs, and enjoy!

 

Fruity Spiced Wine

 

Ingredients

2 bottles dry red wine

3 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

3 whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

 

Instructions


Combine all the ingredients in a crockpot, and stir well. Cover, and cook on low for 4–12 hours or on high for 1–2 hours. Serve hot in mugs.

 

Easy-as-Pie Hot Spiced Wine

 

When it comes to hot spiced wine recipes, this one is as easy as they come.

 

Ingredients

2 bottles red wine

2 cups apple juice

1 cup sugar

6 tablespoons mulling spice

 

Instructions


Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, and discard mulling pieces. Serve hot, and enjoy.

 

Vischer's Hot Spiced Wine

 

Ingredients

1 gallon inexpensive Burgundy wine

1/2 cup mulling spice

1/5 bottle fruit wine

1 cup citrus vodka

1/2 cup sugar

1/5 bottle of homemade wine (hooch)

 

Instructions


Simmer the ingredients in a large pot until warm and serve. Delicious!

 

These hot spiced wine recipes will serve to keep you and your friends warm and toasty during the cold winter months.


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