Simple Holiday Mulled Wine

January 8, 2016


Author Notes: This mulled wine, the winner of our "Festive Cocktails" #f52contest, comes from @forevermunchies on Instagram. It's adapted from Ina Garten's recipe for mulled wine.Food52

Serves: 3 to 4

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 750 milliliters red wine (like Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 medium orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, add all ingredients except the sugar.
  2. Mix to combine and bring to boil.
  3. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar to taste.
  5. Cover and let steep for an additional 10 minutes (the longer it sits the better!).
  6. If it looks like there is a top layer of foam and/or ground spice, use a ladle or spoon to skim off the top and discard.
  7. Reheat gently over low heat if needed. Pour wine into mugs, garnish as desired, and serve piping hot!

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