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Red Wine-Mulled Wine

Bring in those wintry evenings with a glass of delightfully spiced mulled wine.

What you’ll need:

1 bottle of dry red wine (750 ml)

1 sliced orange

1/4 cup honey or sugar

8 whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise

How to make it:

Combine all the ingredients and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer (don’t let it boil!). Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for at least 15 minutes and up to 3 hours. Pretty up your concoction with garnishes like orange slices on the rim, cinnamon sticks to stir with, or star anise to bob in your cup on serving.

The frameless parachute

André-Jacques Garnerin carried out the first jump with a silk parachute on October 22, 1797 at Parc Monceau, Paris. Garnerin's first parachute resembled a closed umbrella before he ascended; at a height of approximately 3,000 feet he severed the rope that connected his parachute to the balloon, and the basket fell to earth. Garnerin emerged uninjured.

Over the English Channel

On January 7, 1785, Jean Pierre Blanchard and Dr. John Jeffries made the first flight over the English Channel, traveling from Dover to France. During the crossing the balloon lost altitude, so they began tossing everything in the gondola they possibly could, even their clothes. About two hours after take off, they crossed the French coast clad only in their underwear.

Peach White Sangria

Go from a sunny afternoon to a sundowner with this luminous take on the traditional sangria.

What you’ll need:

1 bottle of white wine

1 sliced orange

1 sliced lime

1 sliced lemon

Sliced peaches and mangoes, if in season

2 cups of ginger ale or club soda

2/3 cup white sugar

How to make it:

Combine all the ingredients and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer (don’t let it boil!). Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for at least 15 minutes and up to 3 hours. Pretty up your concoction with garnishes like orange slices on the rim, cinnamon sticks to stir with, or star anise to bob in your cup on serving.

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