Mulled Wine

9 Dec

During last Saturday’s blizzard, I decided I wanted to have some good old-fashioned mulled wine. It was a perfect night for this warm, spiced red wine concoction. Except that I didn’t have any red wine. And there was a blizzard. But, once I set my mind on something I’ve got to have it! The 5-block drive was quite the adventure, but well worth it. Here’s how I made it, with what I had on hand.

Mulled Wine (Modified from the Joy Of Cooking)

1 – 750 mL bottle red wine of choice (I used my trusty favourite, Fuzion)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 whole nutmeg, slightly crushed
1 cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves
2 lemons, juiced and zested
1 orange, juiced and zested

Heat water and sugar in a pot until sugar dissolves. Add spices, citrus juice and zest and let simmer for 3 minutes. Add wine and let bubble just below a boil for 10 minutes. Serve hot with a slice of orange, cinnamon stick and a fresh cranberry.

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2 Responses to “Mulled Wine”

  1. Just A Smidgen December 9, 2011 at 11:03 PM #

    I could use a little cup of this tonight… good for you to go to the trouble! It looks well worth it!

    • jacinthe December 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM #

      definitely well worth it!

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