There's is nothing I love more than wine! Sounds weird and maybe like I suffer from alcoholism, but I don't. It's simple, I'm Cape Tonian. Whether you live here or come on holiday you will soon discover your love for wine and when you look at it again it's a general NORMAL thing. So don't judge ;). I got to learn this recipe while I was living in Germany and love it ever since. I've previously written about how to make your own gluhwein HERE , but thought since it's winter again on my side I'll give it to you guys again so that you can take it into your winter. WARNING: GREAT WINTER ENJOY TREAT, TIPSY AFTER ONE GLASS. ADDICTIVE (in a very good way) :)
What you'll need:
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cinnamon stick
10 whole cloves
1 bottle red wine
In a small pot, combine the water, sugar and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer.
Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice into the simmering water. Push the cloves into the outside of the orange peel and place peel in the simmering water. Continue simmering for 30mins until thick and syrup like.
Pour in the wine and heat until steaming but not simmering. Remove the clove-studded orange halves. Serve hot in cups or glasses that have been preheated in warm water (cold glasses will break.)
All done! Enjoy :)
I'm thinking about the next recipe I want to share with you: Poffertjes! My favourite Dutch treat while I was living there too and still is :)