Tis the season and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a toast! Enjoy sipping on a steaming cup of spiced mulled wine; a wonderful traditional Christmas drink, perfect for holiday parties and entertaining! Our first experience with mulled wine was at a Christmas night market. We strolled the cobblestone streets lined with twinkling lights, admiring the holiday themed shop windows, while keeping warm with this delicious beverage!
What you will need:
- 1 bottle of dry red wine
- 5 orange slices – remove peel for a less bitter taste
- 8 whole cloves
- 2 star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3-4 tbsp. Honey
- ¼ cup brandy (optional)
Prep Time: 5 minutes ◊ Cook Time: 18 minutes
- In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a light simmer. Avoid boiling liquids or you will boil off the alcohol.
- Let simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Strain, then serve. Garnish with additional cinnamon sticks, orange slices or star anise!
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