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Mulled Wine

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

5 servings

This mulled wine is soothing and satisfying with a delightful blend of spices warmed to perfection. Refrigerating the wine mixture overnight allows the flavors to blend, so don't omit this essential step. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mulled Wine Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) fruity red wine
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 3 whole cloves
  • Optional garnishes: Orange slices, star anise and additional cinnamon sticks

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients. Place remaining spices on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spices; tie securely with string. Place in pan.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer gently, covered, 20 minutes. Transfer to a covered container; cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Strain wine mixture into a large saucepan, discarding fruit and spice bag; reheat. Serve warm. Garnish as desired.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Rioja wine. Merlot would also work well.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 379 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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