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My grandmother Margaret loved to entertain. This was one of her favorite beverages for cold, blustery, rainy days. We've served it through the years, usually during the holidays, and it's always a huge hit. If desired, serve flecked with nutmeg.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 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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  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; dissolve sugar in water. Stir in lemon quarter, cloves, and cinnamon into water; boil for 10 minutes. Strain and return to saucepan.

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  • Stir red wine into water-sugar mixture; heat until piping hot, but not boiling, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To heat the wine without boiling it and to keep it hot, I often pour it into a slow cooker and add the strained spiced water there.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 18.7g; fat 0.1g; sodium 11.6mg. Full Nutrition
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