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Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) light-bodied red wine (such as beaujolais)
  • 3 ounces brandy
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 strips lemon zest (3 inches each)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise

Instructions:

  1. 1. Bring red wine, brandy, sugar, cloves, lemon zest, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to a simmer in a saucepan, covered, over high heat.
  2. 2. Remove from heat; steep for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve. Ladle into 4 mugs; garnish with fresh lemon-zest strips.

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