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9 yummy drink recipes for fall and winter

By: Ashley Chase on Oct. 19, 2010, 6:34 a.m.
Mulled wine with Christmas ornament

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Hot Spiced Wine

Mulled wine is popular in many countries around the world, from Chile to Czech Republic. Because of its universality, this hot toddy has many varieties, from slow-cooked to quick and easy. This particular recipe from is one of the simpler versions.

Hot Spiced Wine


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 peppercorns, whole
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes


  1. Combine all ingredients except wine in a pan and boil for five minutes.
  2. Reduce heat, add wine. Heat to the point where it is just before boiling. (Try to avoid boiling; the alcohol will begin to evaporate.)
  3. Strain into cups and serve hot.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.

Yield: Serves 4