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Mulled Wine (Serves 8)

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4 cups apple cider
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
ΒΌ cup honey
2 cinnamon sticks
Zest and juice of one orange
4 whole cloves
3 star anise
Peel of 4 oranges, for garnish

Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel and serve.