“Fetch him some hot wine with cloves, I am misliking the sound of that cough. Squeeze some lime in it as well. And bring white cheese and a bowl of those cracked green olives we counted earlier! Davos, I will join you soon, once I have bespoken our good captain. You will be forgiving me, I know. Do not eat all the olives, or I will be cross with you!” (III: 136)
Salladhor Saan’s Hot Wine
This is a unique twist on a usual mulled wine recipe, resulting in something vaguely like a hot sangria. Each of the flavors takes its turn on the palate, from the initial burst of citrus to the semi-sting of cloves and pepper, while the bay leaves impart just a slight hint of earthiness. The vanilla and honey combine to sweeten out the tartness of the lime, rounding out the full taste experience of this drink.
A must try for those who like hot wine!
Salladhor Saan’s Hot Wine Recipe
Our changes: We chose to use a white wine, even though the wine in the book is a red.
- 1 lime, keep the peel and half the juice
- 700 ml white fruity wine (that is 1 normal bottle)
- 1-2 vanilla pods (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)
- 3 bay leaves
- ~10 whole cloves
- pinch of ground cloves
- pinch of white pepper
- 3 -4 tablespoons honey
- 6 tablespoons white port (optional)