Happy winter Solstice (2 days ago) to my southern hemisphere followers! Since some of you are complaining about the cold (try living in Skyrim guys!), I dedicate today’s recipe to you.
Now Evette San in Solitude is very, very secretive about her spiced wine recipe. I promised when I left the Thieves Guild that I’d put my life of crime behind me, so as tempting as it was to break into her home and steal the recipe…I did not. Instead, I spent a few days at The Winking Skeever making a mess of their kitchen to bring you my own take on San’s Spiced Wine, and they still serve it there. If getting to Solitude is too long a journey for you, you can recreate this from the comfort of your own homes. I hope you enjoy!
You will need:
1 bottle Alto wine or other red wine of choice
2 sticks cinnamon
1 vanilla bean pod, sliced open
½ tbsp whole cloves
1 tsp whole dried peppercorns
1 piece star anise
1 tsp nutmeg
1 ¼ cup honey
1 tsp allspice
Chopped walnuts or almonds (optional)
In a large pot, bring the wine to a simmer. Add the honey and stir thoroughly until it’s mixed through.
Add all the spices. Bring the wine to a boil and cover with a lid. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove the lid and reduce down to a simmer for another 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and strain. Ladle into large mugs. Garnish with nuts if you want and enjoy!
I feel like this must have happened every time they ran into someone with anything interesting and this adorable nerd wants all the cool toys, too.
[Obi-Wan and Anakin run into Cad Bane] Anakin: COOL, I WANT A VOICE MODULATOR, TOO Obi-Wan: [sighs] Anakin, you don’t need– Anakin: IT SOUNDS SO AWESOME I’M GONNA GET ONE
[Obi-Wan and Anakin run into another bounty hunter with an electro-whip] Anakin: COOL, I WANT AN ELECTRO-WHIP, TOO Obi-Wan: [sighs] Anakin, you don’t need– Anakin: I’M GONNA LASSO EVERYTHING WITH IT!!11 AND THEN ZAP DOOKU WITH IT!!11!
[Obi-Wan and Anakin run into a pirate with one mechanical eye that has night vision] Anakin: COOL, I WANT A NIGHT VISION EYE, TOO Obi-Wan: [sighs louder] Anakin, what would you even need that f– Anakin: I’M GONNA BE THE BEST AT HIDE AND SEEK!!11
And every time he can’t take off a leg or something to replace it with a spring-loaded robo-leg that has a rocket booster in the heel, he gets mad, YOU’RE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE I’M THE CHOSEN ONE, while Obi-Wan sighs and scrubs a hand across his face in the background.