The most warming traditional European drink perfect for a cold Fall evening.
Spiced Glintwine with Dried Pear and Apple
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Based on the best European traditions, this hot wine (Glintwine) is carefully spiced with Christmas-like aromas and fresh and dried fruits. Get a fire started in the fireplace, grab a cozy blanket and enjoy a glass of this super warming drink, sip by sip.
Slice oranges and lemon. Cut apple, dried apple rings and dried pears into cubes.
Use a large pot. Put water, fruits, dried fruits and all spices in the pot. Make sure the water covers almost everything. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 5 min.
Reduce the heat to low, add wine (yes, the entire bottle) and honey. Mix everything well and let the wine warm up slowly. DO NOT LET IT BOIL!!!
Taste the wine to see if you want to add more honey to make the glintwine sweeter.
It will take about 15 min. for a wine to get to the right temperature, which is just before the boiling stage. After that, turn off the heat and let the glintwine sit for a while to fully absorb the fruits and spices.
Serve in a thick glass. Garnish with a slice of orange. Bon Nuppetie!