Mulled Black Pepper-Hibiscus Wine
Alchemical Operation: Calcination (heat)
Fire reminds us of a time when man was more wild and living in a more primal way (the very nature of the Root Chakra). In alchemy, calcination is associated with the fire of thoughts, especially "burning up" negative thoughts of the past and old grudges (which are also stored in the root chakra).
Smoky, earthy black pepper is the ideal spice to allow you to tap into the feeling of calcination. Harness the power of fire to transform negative thinking as you prepare this mulled black pepper-hibiscus wine. When the fire brings the mixture to a boil, burning off some of the alcohol content, imagine that old ways of thinking and negative thoughts about yourself are going up in flames.
Recipe: Mulled Black Pepper-Hibiscus Wine
1 cup red wine
1 ½ cup water
1 hibiscus tea bag
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
3 green cardamom pods
8 black peppercorns, cracked
Place the red wine, water, tea bag, honey, cardamom pods, and peppercorns in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture comes to a roiling boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer 2 to 3 minutes more to allow some of the alcohol to burn off.
Per serving (1 cup with honey): 132 calories, 0 g protein, 9 g sugars, 11 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g fiber, 8 mg sodium
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