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September 30, 2011 at 8:07 AMComments: 5 Faves: 0

Make Your Own Mulled Red Wine

By Bri Luginbill More Blogs by This Author

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.

“Finally!”

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Pour the wine and mulling spices into a pan
  2. 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!

What hot drinks do you enjoy during the fall?

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5 Comments

  • Mulled drinks are one of the best things about cooler temperatures! My mom always makes mulled apple cider in the fall, but I don't think we've ever had mulled red wine. I am definitely going to give this recipe a try! Thanks for posting :)

  • Agree with Laura. I worked at a vet clinic and for the entire fall and early winter, we made mulled cider for our clients. Every morning I'd have to setup the crock pot, fill it with fresh cider, and spice it up. The clinic smelled amazing... not typically what you expect at a vet's office. I will have to admit that I drank my fair share of mulled cider every day too.

  • Terrific tradition! Love the extra kick wine absorbs from the cinnamon. Cheers to good health!

  • Sounds really yummy, Bri! :)

  • I think pairing the mulled wine with lounging in pj's and robes sounds fabulous!

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