This is just a quick pick-me-up drink for a cold afternoon when you are cooking pasta.
The pasta water already has salt, and some starch from the cooking pasta. You add a full-bodied inexpensive red wine, a pinch of pepper, and maybe a few flakes of dried red pepper if you like.
This is particularly welcome after shoveling snow when you come in cold and wet and you smell dinner cooking!
- Combine all ingredients in a mug and drink hot.