- 1 bottle red wine (recommended: "La Mozza" Morelino di Scansano)
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 4 thin slices orange
- 2 thin slices lemon
- 2 small bay leaves
- 1/2 cup superfine sugar
- 1/4 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
- Small pinch chile powder
In a large pot, combine the wine, cinnamon, orange slices, lemon slices, bay leaves, sugar, vanilla bean, allspice, peppercorns, cloves, and chile powder. Bring just to a boil and stir to melt the sugar. Remove from the heat and add brandy to taste.
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