Vin Brulé (Mulled Wine)
1 (750 ml) bottle red wine. I like Appasimento from Puglia but also Barbera can be a good choice. 150 gr sugar 75 gr Vecchia Romagna Brandy 1 orange 1 lemon 2 cardamom seeds 2 sticks cinnamon 2 cloves 2 anise stars
Wash the orange and lemon, and then cut the rinds. Place the fruit aside (or squeeze for some fresh juice).
Combine the rinds with all other ingredients in a large pot, and heat, stirring with a wooden spoon. Just before the wine reaches boiling point, remove from the heat.
Let the wine infuse, covered and off the heat, for at least 20 minutes. Strain, and serve.