Wine-Beyond-the-Wall (or, Wine-ter is Coming)

We created this hot spiced wine especially for the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” We hear it’s gonna be a cold one!

Wine Beyond The Wall
  • 1 750 mL bottle medium-bodied red wine such as Merlot or Shiraz
  • 2-3 tablespoons local wildflower honey
  • 3 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 whole green cardamom pod
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cassia cinnamon chunks (can substitute 1 cinnamon stick)
  • 1 tablespoon blood orange bitters
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • orange slices, for garnish

Combine all ingredients (through brandy) in a large saucepan. Slowly bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle into a mug or drinking horn. Garnish with orange slices.

Serves your house with honor.


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