Mulled Wine: How to Keep Warm this Holiday Season!

There is nothing more exciting to me during the holidays than the inviting nutty and sweet smells of mulled wine! It is the perfect combination of a warm drink and wine! I like to make my batch in my crock pot and want to share the recipe with you!

downloadThis will keep you cozy and happy for the cold months to come!

“Red wine is simmered with whole winter spices, apple cider, and brandy for a cozy (and addictive!) winter drink. Inexpensive and easy to make, it’s also an excellent choice for holiday parties”

 

 

 

YIELD: Serves 6

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

20130826-mulled-wine-ice-creamIngredients:
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (choose something fruity but not too sweet. Merlot, Zinfandel, or Cabernet Sauvignon all work well)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • Orange slices, for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
imagesDirections:
  1. Add wine, cider, honey, orange zest, and orange juice to a 3-quart or larger slow cooker. Stir to combine. Add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and anise. Cook on low until warm, 30 minutes to one hour, depending on your slow cooker. Stir in the brandy.
  2. Ladle into mugs and serve with an orange slice and cinnamon sticks. To keep the wine warm, leave the slow cooker on the “keep warm” setting. If your slow cooker does not have a warm setting, alternate between “low” and off.

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