My contribution to this weeks Handmade Christmas Challenge is more appropriate for a winter Christmas...so here's "Cheers" to Christmas in July!
4 whole black peppercorns
4 strips fresh lemon zest
4 strips fresh orange zest
2 bottles red wine
1/2 cup brandy
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
Mix all together in a saucepan and heat gently over low flame for about 10 minutes. Strain & serve warm.
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