1 1/2 cups vodka
10 cardamom pods
2 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks
1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
Zest of 1 orange
1 (750 ml) bottle inexpensive red wine
1/2 cup sugar
1. Combine the vodka, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and orange zest in a small bowl. Set aside for at least 1 hour, or covered for up to one week.
2. Combine the wine and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Add the vodka mixture, return to a simmer.
3. Strain and serve warm.