Clarence's Mulled Wine Recipe from It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life enjoys the thought of wine bringing love and joy to those who drink it. Clarence, the angel, is also a fan. Apparently the Heavenly Host enjoyed wine! When he's in the "Evil" bar, he asks for a glass of mulled wine that is "heavy on the cinnamon, easy on the cloves."

So, what would such a recipe be like? Here's my version of:

Clarence's Mulled Wine

2 bottles red wine
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
4 sticks cinnamon
5 whole cloves
1 orange
1 lemon

Zest the fruit, avoiding the white pith. Put this, the sugar, cinnamon and cloves into the water. Bring this to a slow boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Now add the wine. Add in the actual orange and lemon fruit part, sliced up. Warm this on low heat for 40 minutes (do NOT boil). Strain out the wine and serve!

On an ending note, the movie originally ended with "Ode to Joy" instead of "Auld Lang Syne"!

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