My friend first introduced me to mulled wine. I fell in love with it. It took a couple tries to master the recipe. Using just the right amount of spice, you can make an amazing bottle of your very own Christmas wine (that’s what I like to call it).
Imagine it’s Christmas time. And baby it’s cold outside. Sitting by the fire, listening to Christmas music, with a mug in your hand. You take a sip and it warms your throat and deep in your belly.
The aroma of mulled wine, with the spices and citrus are soothing to your soul. You sink down into you seat, and read the first line in a good book.
This recipe contains alcohol. Only continue scrolling if you are of legal drinking age. Drink responsibly.
If you’re interested in making an non-alcoholic version, you can replace the wine with fruit juice instead. Something like cranberry, grape, or blackberry juice is perfect.
Or you can boil down the wine until the alcohol has evaporated. Usually this would be called mulled cider or wassail.
Mulled Wine Recipe
Mulled Wine Recipe
- 1 Bottle Red Wine (750ml, Sauvignon or Cabernet are great choices.)
- 1 Tbsp Orange Zest (Use a zester to make it easier)
- 1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
- 4 Whole Whole cloves
- 2-3 Star Anise
- 2 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
- 4 Cups Apple Cider
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot.
- Warm over medium heat until it’s almost boiling.
- Cover & reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Serve warm, in coffee mugs.
- For fun add a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick to each mug.
I hope you fall in love with mulled wine like I did when I first tried it. Let me know what you think about the recipe!
Before you go check out these 20 Eggnog Recipes from Homesteading.com.
Also check out my Christmas Dinner Recipes and my Homemade Holiday Potpourri!
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