This month’s cover was inspired by our favorite winter drink: Mulled Wine. Vino lovers know what we’re talking about with this deliciously warm drink, perfect for a cold winter’s night. Originating from Europe mulled wine is made with red wine, a variety of cinnamon, spice and everything nice and just a hint of brandy.
What a wonderful way to make your home warm and festive. It’s a perfect beverage to make for entertaining and easy for those not comfortable in the kitchen.
PREP TIME: 5 MINS COOK TIME: 15 MINS TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS
1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup brandy (optional)
1/4 cup honey or sugar
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise
Combine all ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan, and bring to a simmer (not a boil – you don’t want to boil the alcohol out!) over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours. Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes.
*You can also place the oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Then simply strain and pull out the bundle when ready to serve.
Recipe Source: www.gimmiesomeoven.com