we hope everyone had a very happy thanksgiving. we have so much to be thankful for and it’s good to take a step back, reflect, and enjoy each others company.
now that we are in the holiday spirit we have been experimenting with different winter wine recipes. one of them being mulled wine. below is my recipe. i suggest pairing it with friends by the fireplace and a tasty charcuterie plate.
4 cups apple cider (or can use apple juice if you want it a little sweeter)
1 bottle of red wine (suggest cabernet, merlot, or a blend of both)
1 tablespoon – 1/4 cup of honey (depends on your sweet tooth)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange – juiced and zested
4 whole cloves
2-3 stars of anise (do to taste)
orange peels/wedges for garnish
add the apple cider/juice, wine, cinnamon sticks, orange zest, orange juice, and cloves to a saucepan. bring to a boil. add stars of anise and honey to taste. let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. pour into mugs, add an orange peel/wedge for garnish, and enjoy!
thanks for stopping by
cheers ~ cm