dievca’s been sick and she’s been drinking fluids like a horse. Master has made her a mug of Rum Grog in the evenings – just to take the edge off and help her feel warm and cozy. (dark rum, lemon juice, whole cloves, brown sugar, hot water).
Having a warm libation reminded dievca of the mulled wine she would have in Maryland, years ago. It’s something she hasn’t found in NYC. So , she is determined to make it for herself when she feels better.
In her research, dievca learned that what she was actually drinking was a BISHOP — a type of mulled port. Here’s the recipe she is planning to try – it’s from Epicurious.com – original source GOURMET.
YIELD: Makes 4 drinks
- 1 navel orange
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 (750-ml) bottle Ruby Port
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
- Stud orange with cloves and roast in a small shallow ceramic or glass baking dish until browned and soft, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Carefully quarter orange, then bring orange quarters and Port just to a simmer in a 2- to 2 1/2-quart saucepan. Remove from heat and serve warm.
The reviews are really positive and, yes, you do put the orange in at 400°F (about 200 Celsius) for 1.5 hours. The orange caramelizes.
Let dievca know how it goes and CHEERS!