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Aunt Dort’s Mulled Wine

Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist

When the weather turns frosty outside nothing warms the bones like a hot drink. Abou Ganim serves up two drinks made for chilly temperatures.

12 oz Leblon Cachaca
2 - 750 ml bottles of full bodied red wine
2 peels each of a whole orange and lemon
2 cups brewed, chilled Lemon Zinger Herbal tea
2 cups granulated sugar
12 cloves
2-3 cinnamon sticks
2 cardamom pods
4-5 allspice berries, crushed

In a large saucepan heat tea, fruit peels and spices. Bring to a boil and add sugar, stir until completely dissolved. Reduce heat and add Leblon and wine. Simmer mixture for 20 minutes (do not boil). Serve in heated mugs.

Photo Courtesy of Leblon Cachaca