1. The classic bishop, dating back to the 18th century, is a mulled wine (red) simmered with a roasted clove-studded orange and served hot. Conjecture suggests the name comes from the burgundy-color of a bishop's robes. 2. Today, the name bishop is also given to a cocktail that combines red wine with lemon juice, orange juice, powdered sugar and cloves; it's served in a tall glass over ice and garnished with slices of orange and lemon.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.