When we were at school, Hayley and I would go to a German festival with our friends and get a glass of hot, mulled wine. It was spicy and sweet, and was the perfect drink to warm you from the inside out – it just tasted like fall! I really wanted to make some for myself, but to be honest, I wasn’t really excited about making a syrup and stewing fruit. Sometimes you just can’t wait for your wine! This quick mulled wine combines warm spices with sweet baked oranges and is the perfect drink for a fall evening. I also tried the oranges in hot passion fruit tea, and even ate some by themselves at work. They are so, so good! The smell of the oranges baking in the oven brought back so many memories, and really got me ready for the season. You’ve got to try this!!
-whole cloves, 3 per orange wedge
-dry red wine
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash then slice your oranges into six wedges. Stick three whole cloves into the rind of each wedge, and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle cinnamon on both sides of the orange slices, and put in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, let cool just to the touch, then squeeze two wedges into a glass. Place the squeezed wedges in the glass and pour your wine over top. Enjoy immediately, or let soak overnight – both options are delicious!!