Ingredients:

  • 2Tbsp Juniper Berries
  • 2Tbsp cinnamon sticks
  • 2Tbsp whole nutmeg
  • 1Tbsp cardamom
  • 1Tbsp cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 bottle strong red wine
  • 1/2 orange, sliced in 1/4’s
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced in 1/4’s

Directions

  • Score nutmeg a few times, just under the protective skin
  • Wrap spices (not including brown sugar or fruit) in cheesecloth. Double layer it, wrap it securely with twine. You’ll be able to reuse this spice bag several times.
  • Add wine, brown sugar, and spice bag to a crock pot on low
  • After an hour, add brandy, squeeze and add orange and lemon slices
  • Let heat for another 15-30 minutes, serve warm in coffee cups
  • At this point, you can remove and drain the spice bag. I store mine in the freezer, and reuse it until a batch ends up too mild, then, just make a new bag and add it to the mild batch!