Mulled Wine – Perfect gift for the Holiday season

Mulled Wine

I love a warm mug of Mulled Apple Cider or Mulled Wine with slices of boozy fruit cake on a chilly winter night. This year I made both an alcohol version and an eggless, non-alcoholic version of the fruit cake. And a batch of warm Mulled Cider. These are all going as gifts for friends along with some Roasted Pecans.
The Mulled wine can be refrigerated for up to 7 days. Reheat the leftover gently and serve.
  • Red Wine – 750ml (one bottle of a fruity variety)
  • Apple Cider – 4 Cups
  • Peel of one orange
  • Honey – 1/4 Cup
  • Cinnamon – 3 sticks
  • Clove – 1 tsp
  • Star Anise – about 4 or 5
  • Freshly ground Nutmeg – 1 tsp
  • Slices of orange, a handful of cranberries – for garnish (optional)
Mulled Wine

Heat the wine, apple cider and honey in a pot on medium low heat. Let it simmer.

In a separate smaller pan, toast the spices for few minutes till fragrant. Add it to the pot of wine and give it a stir. Keep simmering on low heat for about for 30 to 40 minutes till the spices infuse. Stir a few times to make sure that the honey has melted

Ladle into mugs and serve warm. Store leftover in a clean, dry glass bottle and refrigerate for up to 7 days.

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