Kerry Hammond goes classic tonight pairing the Elizabeth Peters book, Borrower of the Night with some fabulous mulled wine...
Elizabeth Peters is well known for her Amelia Peabody historical series, books that predominantly take place in Egypt and deal with archeology and Egyptian antiquities. It may come as a surprise to some that Ms. Peters also wrote several standalone novels and a shorter, but no less enjoyable, series featuring a character named Vicky Bliss. Today’s review is Borrower of the Night, book one in the Vicky Bliss series.
I bottle of red wine (nothing fancy, you can use the cheap stuff)
½ cup brandy
½ cup sugar
8 Whole Cloves
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 orange, sliced thin
Put all ingredients in a pan on the stove, stir, and bring to boil. Simmer for 15 minutes and then let it cool a bit. Strain out the cloves, cinnamon and orange slices (you can also put the cloves and cinnamon in cheese cloth so you can just remove the packet when it’s done). Pour and enjoy.