Posted On December 22, 2010

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[Makes 4-6 servings]

½ cup water

1 tsp. powdered ginger

1 tsp. powdered cinnamon

1 tsp. powdered nutmeg

6 cloves 4-6 cinnamon sticks

1-2 Tbsp. liquid honey

½ lemon

½ cup Port Wine

1 bottle (750 mL) Red Wine

Set the wine, Port, and the honey in a large glass or stainless pan under low heat. Boil the water in a separate small pan. Carve strips off the lemon peel and add half of them to the boiling.  Add the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg to the boiling water. Boil the spices gently for five minutes in the small pan.

Add the juice of the half lemon to the warming wine, removing any seeds. Strain any solids from the spice-infused water, and add to the warmed wine and Port mixture.

Serve in glasses or mugs, with one or two slivers of lemon peel floating in each mug, and place a cinnamon stick in each mug.