Mulled Red Wine: a soothing warm wine recipe that stands the test of time.
Imagine drinking like the Romans drank. No, I’m not referring to their raucous parties (don’t let that stop you, though!), but to how they kept warm in the winter. Each year on March 3rd we celebrate National Mulled Wine Day, and are reminded exactly how long winter lasts. Head over to our article to read more about the history of mulled wine and how different countries drink it. Our favorite mulled red wine recipe is below, but if you’re curious to try a white wine version, we’d highly suggest it!
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Let’s Get Stirrin’
Special Tools: thick-based sauce pan, whisk, ladle
1 bottle of red wine of choice
2 anise stars
2 sticks cinnamon
2 cardamom seeds
1 cup sugar
6 oz. Apple brandy
- Remove the citrus rinds taking care to leave the white pith of the fruit which is quite bitter.
- Add the rinds, spices, and sugar and bring to a simmer on medium heat.
- Once heated through allow the wine to rest covered giving the spices time to steep.
- After 30 minutes, add the brandy. Then strain and serve.
Uncommon Goods has our favorite collection of handmade mugs to sip this cozy Winter Warmer out of. Although, a clear toddy glass always delights me when drinking something this pretty. Which do you prefer?
Cocktail flavor profile
Let me know what you discover, or if you would have rated it differently in the comments below…