SWEATER WEATHER SIPPER
Colder days and longer nights mean just one thing—warm autumn beverages! This bold and fruity toddy is the drink equivalent of reading your favorite book underneath the covers. In fact, we can’t think of a better setting to enjoy this autumn sipper.
Yields approx. 8 servings
1 750ml bottle cabernet sauvignon
4 ounces E&J Gallo Brandy
6 ounce package fresh or frozen blackberries
1 cup brown sugar
1 single bag chai tea
1 cup water
Place fruit, sugar and water into a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and add tea bag. Stir continually. Mash blackberries to release juice into the boiling liquid. Hard simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Remove tea bag and fine strain the liquid to remove all fruit pulp. Return liquid to saucepan. Add Cabernet Sauvignon and brandy to the mixture. Heat to a low simmer. Remove from heat. Pour into heat-proof mugs and serve warm.