If you come across these in a middle eastern market, I recommend picking them up. They are great in mulled wine and stews.
Pour entire bottle into a large pot.
Slice tangerines and orange and add to the pot of wine.
Add spices and a few shavings of ginger.
You can add black peeper corns, dried limes lemons, or any favorite holiday spice.
Stir and set heat to medium. Let the wine come to a simmer, but do not boil it or you'll lose the alcohol.
Add 1/4 cup brown sugar, or any sugar you prefer, it's a pretty lax recipe.
Muddle the orange and tangerine slices to get all the oils and flavor out.
When the wine reaches a boil you can add pears to poach and absorb the great tasting wine concoction. I recommend doing this. You won't be sorry.
You can serve it as soon as it's heated or let it simmer longer, at least ten minutes, for a stronger, better flavor. Let it boil at least twenty minutes of you've added pears.
Serve with cinnamon stick and tangerine peels.
- 750.0ml Red wine
- 1.0 Orange
- 2.0 Tangerines
- 3.0 Star anise
- 3.0 cinnamon sticks (one for garnish)
- 1.0tsp Whole Allspice
- 0.0c Brown sugar
- (Optional) Pears
- (Optional) dried lemon