Nothing political today. It's cold in Chicago and I brewed some of this deliciousness to share with my book club tonight.
You don't have to be German to appreciate this fruity, warm mulled wine. You need only be human.
1500 ml dry red wine (zinfandel,
merlot, burgundy, etc.)
1/2 cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
6 cloves, whole
Pinch each allspice, mace
1 cup brandy
1 orange, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
Add the lemon and orange. Steep for about 30 min. over low heat.
Serve hot in coffee mugs. Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks, if desired.