For large parties, this recipe can easily be increased. Keep large batches warm in a slow cooker on low heat or in a deep chafing dish. For a beautiful presentation, garnish with orange peel twists made with a channel knife—available at specialty kitchen shops.
Winter-Spiced White Wine
2 (750-ml.) bottles light dry white wine, such as Chenin Blanc
1/2 cup Grand Marnier, Cointreau or other orange liqueur
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 medium apple, unpeeled, sliced (1/4 inch)
1 orange studded with 12 whole cloves, halved, sliced (1/4 inch)
5 whole allspice
1 cinnamon stick, halved
Orange peel twists for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients, except orange peel twists, in large pitcher or bowl; stir until sugar is dissolved. Let stand at room temperature 4 hours or cover and refrigerate overnight.
2. To serve, heat mixture in large nonreactive saucepan over low heat until warm. Do not boil. Serve warm in cups; garnish with orange twists.