>Feeling in desperate need of a strong pick-me-up…

>Back from a week skiing in fantastic conditions but now I desperately miss the sunshine and the “Vin chaud” we left behind… So here is my attempt at the lovely beverage distributed almost every evening in the station by a group of weathered and seasoned ski instructors!


 Vin Chaud de la Clusaz

250 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
500 ml syrah  wine – A spicy Costieres de Nimes is perfect!
1 Cinnamon stick
Pinch of chilly flakes
1 tbsp of grated nutmeg or cloves
1 tbsp of ginger
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 small glass of cognac or brandy

Warm it all up in a large pan, turn off at the first bubbles and serve in mugs.
Perfect after a ride on the skidoo or the dog-sleigh – but very good too when still going through the mountains of washing back home! cheers…
Oh, and here is a toast to the great Imbibe team who are now on line at www.imbibe.com! To your success!

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