Looking for a perfect cold weather beverage that will also make your house smell awesome?! This Hot Spiced Wine does just that! I have to admit that I was initially thinking “Will red wine taste weird hot?” The answer is NO – it tastes Ah-mazing! It’s super easy to make and reminds me of hot spiced cider but only better. I will be making more soon for our New Year’s party. And keep in mind that you can definitely substitute non-alcoholic wine for this recipe and the end result is still awesome.
Hot Spiced Wine Recipe
- 1 quart water (4 cups)
- 3 cups sugar
- 1/2 t. ginger
- 4″ cinnamon stick
- 6 whole allspice
- 12 whole cloves
- Rind of an orange or lemon
- 2 cups unsweetened orange juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1 quart Burgundy Wine
Add all ingredients, except the wine, and bring to a boil. Then simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and add wine. Keep warm in crock-pot or cool & bottle. Will make 2 1/2 bottles. Yummy!
My Notes: I used half the sugar in this recipe and it still tasted wonderful. Also, I boiled the ingredients in a medium saucepan first then transferred to a slow cooker when I strained the liquid. I used a very inexpensive red cabernet wine from Cost Plus World Market. I also like to get really inexpensive (like under $5!) but good wine at Trader Joe’s and Grocery Outlet.
Relax and have a nice hot cup to ring in the New Year. Enjoy!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.