Red wine and ginger beer, maybe two of my favorite beverages ever? Possibly. I never thought to put them together until I recently when I attended a pop-up dinner and they served a version of this drink with the main course. I loved the combo of the seasonal wine with the sprightly tickle of the ginger beer. It was one of the more refreshing holiday themed cocktails I’ve had in a while. The wine makes it perfect for pairing with food, but the ginger switches it up a bit to give a different twist.
1 bottle red wine
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon of cloves
3 orange peels (about one small orange)
8 ounces of ginger beer
Stir everything together and simmer over medium heat for 25 minutes or until very fragrant. Do not let the wine boil. Hello that will kill the alcohol!