This “Holiday Infusion” recipe is excellent for entertaining or just relaxing at home.
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon fresh or dried Orange Peel
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of allspice
Combine all ingredients, including water, and simmer on lowest heat setting for at least an hour.
Note: Water will reduce as time passes so be sure to add more water to dry ingredients to keep from burning.