How To Make This Festive Drink Known As St.Johns Divine Wine

Copyright Stephen McElligott

Today is Christmas day but in just a few days on the 27th it will be the feast of St.John the beloved also known as John the Divine in the east. In this post I will share with you a Divine recipe developed and used for centuries to honor his name.

The story goes that his enemies tried to poison his drink. He made the sign of the Cross over it and the cup split in half. Ever since people have made this wine, got the priest to bless it and then drink it as a sacramental throughout the year. They would often bring it out on big celebrations like weddings.

We make it every year and are happy to share with you what you need, and how to make this Divine Wine work for you. Like all things Divinely inspired, the method is simple whilst yielding great tasting results.

Recipe and Method

  • 1 quart cup of red wine
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 whole cloves
  • two 2-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmet
  • 1/16 teaspoon of ground cardamom

Pour all the ingredients into a large saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. Serve hot. Makes about eight one cup servings. Enjoy your St.Johns Wine…it’s Divine.

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