Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Wine

A great alternative to hot toddies and brandy. Keep your holiday guests happy with this wonderful drink.

    2 quarts dry red wine
    4 cups water
    2 cups sugar
    15 to 20 whole cloves
    15 to 20 whole allspice
    4 cinnamon sticks
    1 lemon sliced

  1. Pour wine, water and sugar into pot and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add cloves, allspice, cinnamon sticks, and lemon. (Spices may be tied in cheesecloth.)
  2. Cover pot and place on base. Heat at Setting #4 for about 2 hours or until temperature reaches 170 degrees F.
  3. Remover spice bag, if used. Keep warm for serving at Setting #2.

    Makes about 3 quarts.