This recipe of my grandmother's is always a hit at a get-together, especially on those cold, blustery days. I usually keep it warm in a slow cooker. You can use claret or Burgundy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir water and sugar together in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Add lemon, cloves, and cinnamon stick; bring mixture to a boil and cook until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Strain and return water mixture to the saucepan; discard lemon, cloves, and cinnamon stick.

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  • Stir claret wine into water mixture; heat until hot but not boiling, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve flecked with nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 0.1g; sodium 10.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
I just made this. I used a bottle of Rare Red which was under 10 dollars. It tastes to me like a sweeter Cabernet with a medium dryness. I don't like too many cloves, so I only used 6. I also used a 4th of a ruby red grapefruit because I was out of lemons. In addition to this, I also added 2 cardamom pods and a star anise both of which had the shells broken open prior to adding to the pot. It turned out great, and my apartment smells incredible. Thank You! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
I just made this. I used a bottle of Rare Red which was under 10 dollars. It tastes to me like a sweeter Cabernet with a medium dryness. I don't like too many cloves, so I only used 6. I also used a 4th of a ruby red grapefruit because I was out of lemons. In addition to this, I also added 2 cardamom pods and a star anise both of which had the shells broken open prior to adding to the pot. It turned out great, and my apartment smells incredible. Thank You! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
yummy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2015
It was a little heavy on the cloves for me but hubby thought it was good. I personally think it needed more lemon but it was still good and it warmed me up on this cold day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2018
I did not follow this recipe but my results were outstanding. First I made a simple syrup of half sugar half filtered water. I would suggest that if you have a blender or Magic Bullet you can dissolve the sugar faster in that. Then I brought the simple syrup ( one cup white sugar one cup water) to a boil and turned down the heat low. I did not want to invest in expensive whole cloves or whole cinnamon and I had ground on hand. I put in half a lemon sliced thin and one quarter teaspoon each of the cloves and cinnamon. Covered saucepan and simmered ten minutes. Added two cups Carol Rossi Paisano wine; this is inexpensive mild and has a decent body. I took one taste and knew I had to make more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
I made it once and was pleased. I plan to make it again and hang little candy canes on the side of each cup. WHOOPIE!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2018
Followed the recipe used a cabernet instead of the claret. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2018
I added one star anise and three cardamom and then kept it warm in a small crock pot. I made it for my holiday book club and everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2019
I have made this several times. I make the spiced syrup ahead and store it in a mason jar. When guests arrive I warm up a cup of wine with about 1/4 cup of syrup or adjust to individual taste and microwave till warm about 30 to 40 seconds. Delicious and so warming after coming in from the cold. Thank you for submitting this recipe. Read More