Recipe Courtesy of Cooking. com.
Peach juice, a touch of rosewater and a dash of nutmeg turn a bottle of Merlot into a delicate-tasting hot drink with floral overtones that ladies will love.
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
Calories: 250 Fat, Total: 0g Carbohydrates, Total: 32g
Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 18mg Protein: 1g
Fiber: 1g % Cal. from Fat: 0% % Cal. from Carbs: 51%
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- 1 cup peach juice (not nectar)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- One 750-ml bottle Merlot
- 1 or 2 whole oranges, sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 1/8 teaspoon food-grade rose water, available in health food stores
- Ground nutmeg, for garnish
- 1 Stir peach juice and sugar in large nonreactive saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves.
- 2 Add wine and 3 orange slices. Bring to simmer. Remove from heat and let steep 15 minutes or up to 1 hour.
- 3 When ready to serve, rewarm wine mixture (do not boil). Remove from heat, stir in rosewater.
- 4 When ready to serve, rewarm wine mixture (do not boil). Remove from heat, stir in rosewater.
- 5 Taste, adding another drop or two of rosewater, if desired. The rose flavor should be very soft and delicate.
- 6 Divide the warm wine between brandy snifters or glass mugs. Top each with tiny pinch of nutmeg and one-half orange slice.