1 orange, sliced and seeded
½ cup sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 bottle red wine (burgundy or any other full-bodied red wine)
1. Combine the orange, sugar, water, and spices in a large stainless steel or enameled pot. Slowly bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Reduce the heat, add the wine, and slowly reheat but do not boil.
3. Serve warm in mugs, with 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks per mug.
Yield: 4 mugs.
Nutritional facts: about 3.7 g protein, 0.5 g fat, 21.5 g carbohydrate, 2 mg cholesterol, 0.3 mg iron, 51 mg sodium, 118 mg calcium.
Mulled wine creates a delightful aroma.