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orange cinnamon blossom

Orange Cinnamon Blossom

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  1. Rinse lemon and orange and thinly slice them, discarding seeds; quarter the orange slices.
  2. Put fruit in a 4- to 5-quart pan.
  3. Add honey, sugar (use the smaller amount if you prefer drinks on the tart side, the larger if you want a sweeter flavor), cloves and allspice.
  4. With a knife, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthwise into thinner strips.
  5. Add cinnamon and 2 cups water to pan; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG into hot citrus base and heat until steaming, about 8 minutes.
  7. Keep warm over low heat. Ladle into heatproof cups or wine glasses.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita