For a cold day, make it in a big flask and sip on it all day!
3 cups (750ml) red wine
1 cup (250ml) brandy or cognac
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
3 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon toasted whole black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1/2 vanilla bean
1 star anise
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 cup water
- Combine ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Strain through a fine sieve, reserving orange slices.
- Pour wine into serving glasses. Top with orange slices.
A super easy recipe I found on taste.com.au.
I usually buy a cheap red like a cabernet sauvignon (not a shiraz or a merlot, you want something a bit “stronger”).
And you will get addicted to this!