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
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.