Make Your Own Mulled Red Wine
Last night was a lazy, cozy night for my husband and I. Monday through Wednesday we were constantly on-the-go and after work we had a list of things to do and places to be.
Then, Thursday came around.
“We don’t have any plans?” I asked Luke when I arrived home from work.
“Nope, none at all,” he replied.
I instantly changed into my pajamas. Our house is fairly cold right now and we are trying not to turn on the heat, so I also decided to wear my robe too. Luke followed my lead and did the same. We spent the night watching movies, reading and just relaxing. So why am I explaining all this on a blog titled “How to make Mulled Wine?” Because mulled wine goes perfectly with this kind of night. It adds to the comfy, cozy feeling.
Why not stay in and enjoy some tonight?
Mulled Red Wine
- One bottle of wine
- 1 Tablespoon of Mulling Spices OR 1 Tbsp mix of cinnamon, allspice, and cloves
- Optional: Oranges or apples
- Non-alcholic: Use 1/2 gallon cranberry juice or apple cider
- Pour the wine and mulling spices into a pan
- Heat pan on low and simmer for 20 minutes
Only 2 steps and you are done! And it’s so tasty. You can get Mulling Spices at your local grocery store. The ones we got were from Penzey’s Spices and cost 3.39 for 8 oz.
If you have cinnamon, allspice and cloves you can use these as substitute because those are the major ingredients in mulling spices. That’s how my husband normally makes mulled wine. Adding fruit to mulled wine is a great way to make it even tastier. Apples are a great addition.
Minors present? Not a wine fan? Cranberry juice and apple cider are great non-alcoholic mulling alternatives. I recommend trying one of these recipes, depending on what you like best. So simple, yet so tasty! Try it out!