Mulled wine is the perfect holiday drink, with its warm and spicy flavors that bring festive cheer to any gathering. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to your taste, with a combination of aromatic spices and your favorite red wine. Serve it hot, garnished with orange slices and cinnamon sticks, and let the sweet and savory scents fill your home with holiday spirit.
Mulled wine is a traditional holiday drink made with red wine and a blend of aromatic spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. This recipe adds a hint of citrus with fresh orange slices, and a touch of sweetness with honey or sugar. It's the perfect warm and cozy drink to enjoy on a chilly winter evening, and pairs perfectly with holiday cookies and other sweet treats.
1 bottle of red wine
1/2 cup honey or sugar
1 orange, sliced
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
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In a large pot, combine the red wine, honey or sugar, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and cardamom.
Heat the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the wine is heated through and the spices are fragrant, about 30 minutes. Be careful not to boil the wine.
Remove the pot from the heat and strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the solids.
Serve the mulled wine hot, garnished with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
Tips for this recipe
For an extra cozy touch, serve the mulled wine in heat-resistant glasses or mugs, and enjoy by a roaring fire or with your favorite holiday movie. And if you have leftovers, store them in the refrigerator and reheat before serving, or use the leftover spiced wine to make a delicious and festive sangria.