This recipe is courtesy of @MattWalms‘ mother-in-law. He graciously passed it to me so I can share with you lovely lot.

This makes enough for approximately six glasses.


1 pint of water
100g/4oz of caster sugar
2-4 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
1 nutmeg
2 oranges – thinly sliced
1 bottle of red wine


Boil 1 pint of water with the sugar and spices in a saucepan for 5 minutes. Add the oranges and remove from heat and set aside for 15 minutes. Stir in wine
Heat slowly without boiling. Serve in preheated glasses.


EDIT: We have since started adding a good splash of cherry brandy to this. Because MORE BOOZE is always welcome.