mulled wine


Mulled wine is perfect for pairing with late fall and winter meals. Staying warm while still enjoying a bold red wine is the perfect holiday treat.

Around Thanksgiving we found a delightful German restaurant in our new neighborhood. In addition to serving one of the most incredible homestyle German meals that I’ve had in a long time, their evening drink offering was a mulled German wine. It was absolutely lovely to pair the hot wine with traditional comfort dishes and I just knew that I wanted to serve mulled wine with our Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe was a great balance of smooth wine, sweet honey and warm spices and will accompany many special meals to come.

MULLED WINE
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 750ml bottle red wine
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
PREPARATION
  1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for ten minutes.
  2. Strain and serve with optional orange peel for garnish.

 
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