1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
4 cups apple cider
1/4 cup honey
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
3 star anise
Juice and zest of 1 orange
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to just boiling then simmer gently over low heat for 10 minutes – vigorous boiling will cause the alcohol to evaporate. Pour into mugs and enjoy.
Wine to cider ratio can be adjusted to taste or use only cider and a bit less honey for a non-alcoholic version.