It's back. Thirsty Thursday is BACK, y'all. Are you excited? You should be, it's gonna be a good one! This little number is inspired by a delicious brew I had with my friends earlier this week - a spicy and delicious mulled wine. Now i know that hot red wine may not seem to be your vibe, but picture the lovechild of a spiced cider, and a summer sangria and you're on the right track. And I assure you, it is the track to be on.
in honor of halloween this weekend, I picked up a bottle of Marc Mondavi's "Divine Red"- its label is perfectly witchy with its crossed wands and all-seeing eye. Idk, it spoke to me. So I opened it, simmered it with 1/4 cup of honey, several whole cloves, a couple cinnamon sticks, and a splash of brandy for about 20 minutes, and then strained it into some glasses. You can drink this as-is, though an orange wheel would be a welcome addition, too.
I'm telling you. Just try it and tell me you're not a fan afterwards. By the way, this is so not a halloween exclusive...I'm sure there will be many a chilly winter night spent with a batch of this on the stove. So join me and let's toast to a great halloweekend! Cheers! x