This is an excellent wintertime drink whether you're caroling, snow-mobiling, or doing whatever you enjoy in the cold winter months.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large non-aluminum saucepan, combine water, brown sugar, pineapple juice, and orange juice. Season with cloves, allspice, 2 cinnamon sticks and salt. Cut the rind of 2 oranges into strips and stir into the mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.

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  • Pour in the wine. Heat to just boiling and remove from heat. Serve hot with a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 41.3g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 160.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2004
The first time I made this I didn't follow directions and I liked it better than the time I did. Instead of waiting to add the wine I just threw the wine in together w/ the rest of the ingredients and simmered it for about 1/2 an hour. It was less heady that way and could accommodate even the worst of red wines. Also I put in entire orange wedges instead of orange rinds. Although I adjusted the water sugar and fruit juice for having only 3 cups of wine (thanks to the reviewer who said that 1 bottle = 3 cups) I kept the same amount of spices and oranges and left out the salt. Next time I'd add even less sugar. It was a tad on the sweet side for me. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2004
The first time I made this I didn't follow directions and I liked it better than the time I did. Instead of waiting to add the wine I just threw the wine in together w/ the rest of the ingredients and simmered it for about 1/2 an hour. It was less heady that way and could accommodate even the worst of red wines. Also I put in entire orange wedges instead of orange rinds. Although I adjusted the water sugar and fruit juice for having only 3 cups of wine (thanks to the reviewer who said that 1 bottle = 3 cups) I kept the same amount of spices and oranges and left out the salt. Next time I'd add even less sugar. It was a tad on the sweet side for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2012
This is pretty good - we threw in some brandy too and reduced the sugar - it was a little sweet. Also one bottle of wine isn't 4 cups! 750 ml = 3 1/2 c. Not a big deal unless you are tripling the recipe;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
This recipe is excellent for a cold winter night and a gathering of good friends!! I tried it out on a group of women that get together once a month and it was the official drink for the next month as well. One of them used the recipe for a holiday party at her workplace and it was a smash there as well! This is an very smooth sweet warm drink to include at winter dinners. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2008
Like this--I just reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup because otherwise it just seems to sweet to me with all the other fruit juices. One trick I learned from Food Network is to put the cloves in the orange rind so they are easier to get out before serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
Absolutely great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
delicious and always a hit - the juices make it not quite so potent. Simmers all day and makes the house smell wonderful Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2006
Was a big hit over the weekend with friends and family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2008
I took this to a Christmas party last night where it was a big hit and didn't last long. I sliced the oranges after peeling them and added them to the Crock-pot which I used for keeping it warm. My husband thought that adding some brandy next time might be a nice addition. Either way it's a winner with us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2006
I made this for Halloween and called it my "Witches Brew." We loved it...great for our chilly Michigan evenings! Read More
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