Well you can recreate that at home, in about 5 minutes. You don't need a packet mix, or sachet.
- Something citrussy, its juice and peel (one or two of lime, lemon, orange, clementine)
- Something spiced (two or more of ginger (a thumb size, peeled), cloves (4 or 5), cinnamon stick, vanilla pod, star anise, a bay leaf)
- And something sweet (castor sugar, white sugar, muscovado sugar, even maple or golden syrup - about 4 tablespoons per litre).
PLUS (of course) a bottle of red (or if you prefer, apple juice).
Add the sugar or syrup, and the spices. Stir over low heat, until syrup gently bubbles (you don't want it to boil). Add half a cup of the wine, and let this bubble away until it smells delish (5mins).
Give it 5 minutes, or until just steaming, and then serve.
Mmm. Christmas in a cup. Much more delicious than a posh bottle of shiraz on a cold winters night, and about £10 cheaper than buying it at the pub. *hic*