Hot Holiday Cheer

You can’t help but get into the holiday spirit with this easy mulled wine recipe! It’s perfect for a cozy afternoon or evening. It’s also wonderful for entertaining.

And, the cinnamon, citrus, apple, and star anise aroma makes for a multi-sensory delight! 

 
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A Global Tradition

Heated and spiced wine dates back to the Romans during the 2nd century… when it was first recorded.

As they made their way through Europe both trading and conquering much of it… viticulture, wine, and recipes were shared. Mulled wine recipes evolved over time among culture and customs of the period.

“Gløgg” or “glögg” is the name of mulled wine in Nordic countries, often enjoyed at Christmas events. Red wine is traditionally blended with sugar, bitter orange and spices like cinnamon, cloves, anise, ginger, and cardamom.

Vodka and brandy spirits can also be added to the mix.

“Glühwein,” also made from boiled wine and spices, is the traditional drink served at Christmas markets in German-speaking countries for the holidays.

Most countries throughout the world have their version of mulled wine… most made from heated red wine. But others are made from white wine, spirits, or both.

 

Ingredient Simple

The key ingredients for most any mulled wine recipe are wine, honey or sugar, citrus, and warm spices. These beverages are traditionally alcoholic, but they can be made non-alcoholic using fruit or berry juices instead of wine.

Our recipe is ridiculously easy, with few ingredients. But if you want an even faster shortcut or a unique gift idea, you can purchase a mulled wine cocktail kit.

 

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Pre-Assembled Mulled Wine Cocktail Kit. Image via Amazon.com.

 

Choose Affordable Wine

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on wine to create a delightful beverage. In fact, you shouldn’t. Choose a bold, full-bodied red wine such as a Syrah, Malbec… or even a Zinfandel.

Here are our selections for the perfect mulled wine:

 

 

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Cuisine New American
Prep Time 5
Cook Time 20
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2, 750-ml bottles full-body red wine
  • 3 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 clementines
  • 14 cinnamon sticks reserve 10 for garnish
  • 20 whole cloves
  • star anise optional garnish for each cup of mulled wine
  • clementine or orange zest for garnish
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 5
Cook Time 20
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2, 750-ml bottles full-body red wine
  • 3 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 clementines
  • 14 cinnamon sticks reserve 10 for garnish
  • 20 whole cloves
  • star anise optional garnish for each cup of mulled wine
  • clementine or orange zest for garnish
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Instructions
  1. Press the pointed stem end of 10 cloves into each whole clementine skin.
  2. In a stockpot, combine wine, apple cider, honey, clementines, 4 cinnamon sticks and star anise. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer and reduce to medium-low for 20 minutes, simmering gently. Stir once while simmering.
  3. Ladle into mugs. Garnish each cup of mulled wine with a cinnamon stick, orange zest and star anise if desired.
Recipe Notes
Recipe courtesy of www.sisterspicekitchen.com 
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