Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hot spice wine recipe, build your immune system, Grandaddy's recipe, homemade wine, moonshine, hot toddy

Tis the season.... here in the pacific northwest anyway....... Its cold , its rainy, its gray.  Cold season is about to begin and anytime we leave the house we come back chilled and damp.  The Artisan answer? Hot spiced wine. Takes the chill off, relaxes everything and builds the immune system!  Not only is it comforting... its 'medicinal'!
I'm always passing on Granny's recipes so today I thought I would give Granddaddy the spotlight.  This recipe is best when using a bottle of homemade wine but pretty much any wine will work. Moonshine will also work but it needs a little twist of lemon

'Medicinal' Homemade Hot Spiced Wine

1 bottle homemade plum or apple wine
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp whole clove (if using ground clove knock this down to 1/8 tsp)
1 tbsp sugar or honey

Take 1 cup of the wine, put it in a small saucepan, add cinnamon, clove,sugar or honey and boil for five minutes. Pour boiled wine back into bottle, give a tiny shake. Pour hot spiced wine into your favorite glass, curl up in front of a fire and sip slowly.

Grandaddy called this a hot toddy
To spice moonshine You will need 1/2 pint jar of moonshine. Pour 1 shot into a saucepan with 1 cup water, juice from 1/2 a lemon ,sugar,cinnomon,clove and follow process from above.  I recommend you take this in  very small quntities cuz it packs a seriously eyecrossing punch! 

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