Apple A Day Wellness

Hot Mulled Wine

Hot Mulled Wine

 Prep time: 30 minutes plus refrigerator time overnight

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

1 large 1.5 liter bottle fruity red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon works well)

1/4 cup brandy

1/4 cup sugar

1/4-1/2 cup honey to taste

2 oranges, sliced

1/2 tsp nutmeg

3/4 tsp each allspice, aniseed, whole black peppercorns

5 whole cloves

3 cinnamon sticks

Directions:

Place spices in a piece of cheesecloth and tie with string or twist tie

Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil

Reduce heat, gently simmer covered for at least 20 minutes

Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate overnight, or at least a few hours

Remove spice pouch and oranges from the wine and reheat before serving

May garnish with fresh orange slices or star anise.

This is guaranteed to warm you down to your very soul!