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This is the German version of mulled wine drunk from specially decorated mugs.
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Time: About 15 minutes active; 75 minutes total
1 cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
pinch of ground nutmeg
20 whole cloves
2 bottles red wine
1. In a large pot, combine 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir until sugar dissolves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
2. Meanwhile, cut oranges in half and juice them. Stir the juice into the sugar water.
3. Push the whole cloves into the juiced orange halves and place them gently in the pot. Simmer for 30 minutes.
4. Pour in the wine and heat thoroughly for another 30 minutes. Taste and adjust for sugar and spice. Serve and enjoy!
Writer Bio: Adrienne D. Capps loves food AND is a vegetarian! These things are not mutually exclusive in her world. She is passionate about eating, drinking, cooking, teaching, reading about food and growing food. Her goal with her food blog, Vegetarianized.com, is to open up the world of vegetarian cooking and eating to the veg-friendly and the veg-curious in an accessible way. She promises never to try to convert or make you feel guilty—just that eating less meat can be part of a healthy, fun, and above all, tasty lifestyle.