Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

This recipe is a beautiful addition to your typical holiday party beverage service. It warms you up and looks gorgeous as well. It is a perfect drink to serve from a slow cooker set on low. If you happen to have leftovers, this can be strained and refrigerated for up to 24 hours. However, if refrigerated with the fruit and spices, it will become bitter.


1 apple, sliced into rounds
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
2 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
3 cardamom pods
2 star anise
1 750 ml. bottle dry white wine such as an oaked chardonnay
¼ c rum
¼ . honey or maple syrup, preferably local
1 orange, juiced


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium, non-reactive pot.
  2. Place on medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer – be mindful of the heat as you don’t want to cook out the alcohol. Simmer the wine mixture for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  3. Serve into glasses and garnish with more fruit and spices. Enjoy!
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