Introduction: Varene' Vino : Hot Spiced Wine

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Here's a tasty and simple recipe for making hot spiced wine.  Courtesy of my mother-in-law.  She grew up drinking this on the ski slopes in Slovakia.

Quick and easy, when finished tastes similar to hot cider.  Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients

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White wine, 3 cups (~720ml). Inexpensive wine is perfect, you'll create the flavor by adding the spices.

Water, 1 cup (~240ml).

Sugar, 1/4 cup (~60ml).

Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon (~5ml).

Cinnamon, 1 stick.

Cloves, whole, 5.

Step 2: Extract the Spice Essence

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Combine the water + sugar + vanilla + cinnamon + cloves in a saucepan and bring to a slow boil.
Gently boil for 2 minutes to draw the spice's flavor and dissolve the sugar.

Step 3: Heat the Wine

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Next, pour in the wine and quickly bring to boil.  Immediately remove from heat.  The goal is to just heat the wine.  Further boiling will evaporate off the alcohol.

Step 4: Cheers

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Pour into mugs and enjoy while hot.

The spiced wine holds heat moderately.  With care you can store in a good thermos for several hours.  Long enough for a few runs.

Dobru' chut' !


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