Associate 2 to 5 cloves and a cinnamon stick with honey in a hot toddy or this Spiced Hot White Wine and everything will be fine.
Ingredients for 6 people:
- 1 vanilla pod, split in two
- 1 bottle dry white wine
- 1/2 litre (2 cups) water
- 100 g (1/3 cup) mild honey
- 150 g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
- 3 sticks cinnamon
- 2 cloves
- 1/2 lemon thinly sliced
In a saucepan, pour the wine, add the water, honey and brown sugar. Gently heat up until it reaches the first quivering.
Do not boil the wine mainly because it would get a burned taste.
Add the cinnamon sticks, lemon slices and vanilla and let infuse for about 2 hours then strain.( this could take a while!).
Reheat gently without boiling and serve by adding to each glass a slice of lemon and a cinnamon stick.