As a child I always thought of mulled wine as such an old lady drink.  I’m not sure whatever put that association in my mind but when I thought of mulled wine I think of a elderly woman simmer her wine over the stove waiting for her family to arrive for the holidays.

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I never knew how amazing and festive mulled wine really is.   Whenever I have this mulled wine simmering on the stove our home fills with a wonderful fall aroma and makes it feel so cozy.  These days I no longer associate mulled mine as a grandma drink but rather of fall and home.


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I love the warm spices and bright citrus in this drink.  The robust red wine makes for a heavy and beautifully colored drink.  I always add apple cider because no fall drink is complete without it, in my opinion.

Mulled Wine

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Yield: 3 drinks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red wine, I used a sauvignon cabernet
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 apple thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Pour wine, brandy, apple cider and orange juice into medium sized pot.
  2. Add in star anise, cinnamon stick, orange and apple slices.
  3. Over medium-low heat bring to a simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Serve and garnish with additional orange and/or apple slices, if desired.

Fall Recipe Mulled Wine

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