Dump red wine into a large pot or slow cooker over low heat. Add sugar, orange slices, orange juice, and spices – you can stick the cloves into the orange slices to make them easier to retrieve. Simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes but longer is better. Stir occasionally. Serve while still hot in a mug, with 1 oz of goldschlager per serving.
This recipe has a lot of room for customization. You can substitute a few teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice for the whole spices, if you would prefer. I would recommend putting ground spices in a tea bag before adding them to the wine, so your drink isn’t gritty. Not sweet enough? Add more sugar. Not complex enough? Add peppercorns, ginger, juniper berries, bay leaves, a vanilla pod… even a little chili pepper can be yummy!
Place sugar cube in bottom of glass. Sprinkle with bitters, and add soda water. Crush sugar cube with muddler then mix until sugar dissolves. Add bourbon and ice. Garnish with cherry and squeeze blood orange wedge into drink before dropping it in.
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea, and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea leaves and return to a low boil. Add sugar and stir for until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 30 days. (Any butterfly pea flower tea can be used as a substitution.)