Classic Mulled Wine

October, 2017

Mulled wine is a holiday have-to. Just be sure to use a red wine you’d want to drink on its own.

1 bottle red wine (we used Cabernet Sauvignon)

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 wide strips of orange zest

2 wide strips of lemon zest

4 cardamom pods

3 cloves

3 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise

1/4 cup brandy

1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

1 mandarin orange, lemon and apple, sliced

Pour 1/2 cup red wine and the brown sugar in a medium-sized pot, and bring it to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low, add the orange zest, lemon zest and spices. Let simmer
5 minutes. Next, add the remaining wine, followed by the brandy, ginger, orange slices and lemon slices. Allow the mixture to simmer (not boil) for 20 minutes, add the apple slices, simmer 5 more minutes and serve.

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