Ingredients

1 750ml bottle full-bodied red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz

1 cup clear apple cider or cranberry juice

4 tablespoons honey

2 fresh rosemary, plus extra for garnish

3 cinnamon sticks

3 whole star anise

3 whole cloves

3 whole peppercorns

1 orange, sliced

2 ounces brandy (optional)

Directions

1. Slowly bring all ingredients except brandy to just below a simmer. Keep below a simmer for 20 minutes, then stir in brandy (if using) and serve, garnishing each glass with a sprig of rosemary

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