Festive Mulled Wine


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

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a light simmer. Avoid boiling liquids or you will boil off the alcohol. 
  2. Let simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Strain, then serve. Garnish with additional cinnamon sticks, orange slices or star anise! 



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