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Anne Byrn's Hot Spiced Wine

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1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon or orange zest
Dash ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
1 (750 ml) bottle fruity red wine, such as a pinot noir or French red wine blend
Lemon and/or orange slices, for serving


Place the orange juice and water in a large saucepan and stir in the honey, lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the flavors have melded, about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, and stir in the wine. Serve immediately, in punch glasses topped with lemon slices, or let cool and reheat gently before serving.

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