The aromatic aperitif wine Lillet Blanc is simmered with two kinds of citrus (orange and lemon) and a bevy of spices (black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom) for this festive, warming drink.
In a pot, combine Lillet, orange zest and juice, lemon, sugar, and spices. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 1 hour. Strain; discard solids. Ladle into mugs, garnish with cinnamon sticks, and stir 1/2 ounce brandy into each; serve.