- 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
- 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. Remove from heat; steep for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve. Ladle into 4 mugs; garnish with fresh lemon-zest strips.