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Holiday Fat Ass ~ Hot Spiced Bordeaux

December 3, 2009

First of all, any recipe that calls for a gallon of wine is, well, certainly the best recipe ever! And when it comes to holidays, a gallon of wine is not only delicious, it is necessary …  So, drink up!

To start ~ bring 9 ounces of lemonade concentrate, 1/4 cup of whole cloves, 8 cinnamon sticks, and about 1 cup of sugar to a boil. This smells so good, you might be tempted to drink it right from the pan … don’t, hot boiled sugar syrup will eat the skin right off your lips … making smooching under the mistletoe quite impossible. Resist the urge and settle for having your home smell like a Christmas paradise. Once the contents get to a good boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

At this point, you can store the syrup in a glass jar for about a week in the fridge ~ or you can just move forward with the recipe.

Stir one gallon of claret or bordeaux, depending on where you live, (or your favorite bordeaux-ish red) with the syrup in a large pot and warm it over low heat. Add slices of lemon, orange, and/or star fruit … whatever floats your boat … ladle into mugs ~ YUMMY!!!

Whatever you do, DO NOT add a candy cane to the mug as a garnish … this will result in the absolutely most disgusting thing you’ve ever tasted.

 I know you’re going to try it … just consider yourself warned!!!

 Go with a cinnamon stick or some long strands of lemon zest … just as clever and much more appetizing-ly appropriate.

***You can keep this warm all day in the crock pot with minimal evaporation.***

This recipe is also recession proof … you can use your favorite expensive wine or you can use any old cheap-ass wine from the bottom shelf … the results are equally as delicious and intoxicating.

Drink up!!!

Enjoy & Happy Holidays!!!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2009 1:19 am

    Mmm… Mommy’s Little Helper…

  2. December 7, 2009 2:03 am

    I love this gingerbread. I will make it for the holidays 🙂


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