Enjoyed in Europe throughout the holiday season, I wanted to share a classic mulled wine recipe. I love warm drinks and this one definitely keeps you warm and cozy when you’re hanging out by the tree, snuggled up with your loved ones (whether that’s a significant other, your pet, or that fireplace on Netflix).
Classic Mulled Hot Wine Recipe:
Makes approximately 6 servings
- 1 bottle of Red like Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1/4 cup organic honey
- 1 cinnamon stick (plus 4 for garnish)
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
- 2 small oranges (plus 1 sliced for garnish)
- 10 whole cloves
- 3 whole star anise
Add wine to a large saucepan and simmer over low heat. Gently mix in honey plus the juice of 1 orange. Slice the remaining orange and add to the pot. Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves and star anise and turn up heat to medium, until wine is hot. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and keep warm until ready to serve. Before serving, use a slotted spoon to remove all of the spices from the wine, then ladle into mugs. Serve garnished with a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange.