Mmmmm, ’tis the season for mulled wine!
For those cold nights or winter campfires, a pot of simmering mulled wine can warm you up. It’s also one of the easiest recipes for winter entertaining. Here’s a simple recipe from www.gimmesomeoven.com, why not grab a bottle of our wine and try it out?
What you’ll need:
- Wine: Red or white, you pick. Doesn’t have to be expensive, since the mulling spices and citrus will be the dominant flavors here.
- Citrus: Oranges (or clementines) are classic here, but feel free to add lemons or limes for color.
- Cinnamon: Can use the sticks, but you could also use some ground cinnamon if that’s what you have on hand.
- Other spices: These vary from country to country, but I cloves and star anise are my favorites, plus occasionally a few pods of cardamom.
- Sweetener: Feel free to add your favorite sweetener to taste. Sugar is classic, but you could try a few tablespoons of maple syrup or honey. (Or skip sweetening all together).
- Extra liqueur: Similar to sangria, it’s also traditional to spike your mulled wine with an extra bit of liqueur, if you’d like. Try a bit of brandy, but any favorite liqueur will do here. (Or again, you can nix this step too.)
Now, combine all the ingredients together in a crock pot or stove, just make sure it doesn’t boil (so you don’t accidentally lose the alcohol). Just simmer for at least 15 minutes, or up to 3 or 4 hours, so that all of those delicious flavors can come together. Then strain out the spices, and serve warm…yum!
Here’s a video from gimmesomeoven.com on making her batch:
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