Mulled Wine – a simple recipe that’s sure to warm you during the holiday season! So if you’re looking to party like it’s 1899, nothing beats this traditional winter cocktail.
You know that when the chilly winter weather hits that nothing, absolutely nothing could be cozier than a warm mug of mulled wine. And it would surely warm you up from head to toe, guaranteed. I for one love mulled wine and it’s something we make every single winter. Nothing beats cozying up by the fireplace with a cup of this mulled wine, not to mention how romantic it could be if you do this with your significant other.
But this hot toddy is so simple to make and what a holiday treat. It’s typically made with red wine which is sweetened and spiced with spices such as star anise, cloves and cinnamon. It is then heated and served warm. Total treat and perfect for a cold winter night.
While you’ll find many different types of mulled wine recipes, the basic ingredients will always be the same. I used a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon here but any red wine would work really, like a Merlot or even a Zinfandel. I also added a bit of citrus to mine and it was just delicious.
If you’ve never had mulled wine for the holidays, it’s time to make some new memories. Cozy up by the fireplace, turn on It’s a Wonderful Life and enjoy a cup of this mulled wine. You won’t regret it.
- 1 bottle red wine, I used Cabernet Sauvignon
- ¼ cup brandy
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 6 cloves
- 2 star anise
- 1 lemon
- 1 orange
- Add the first 7 ingredients to a saucepan. Juice the lemon and orange and add the juice to the pan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce to low heat and simmer for another 15 minutes.
- Serve warm with orange slices.