Mulled Wine

As the chill has begun to creep into the air get cozy with our mulled wine recipe! The medium-bodied Carignan shines among the mulling spices. We hope you enjoy this traditional, easy-to-follow recipe that brings all the smells and flavors of the holiday season to your glass.

Ingredients

Serves 2 - 4

Mulled Wine:

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 1 ea Vanilla bean or 1 tbsp Vanilla Extra
  • 1 ea Orange, Peel
  • 1 ea Orange, Sliced
  • 1 750ml Carignan

Spices:

  • 3 sticks Cinnamon
  • 9 ea Star Anise
  • 9 ea Green Cardamom, Crushed
  • 6 ea Cloves
  • 9 ea Black Peppercorns
  • 9 ea Allspice Pods
  • ¼ Tsp Fresh Ground Nutmeg

Instructions

1. Wash and dry the orange. Peel the orange using a vegetable peeler, removing the zest. Cut the peeled orange in slices.

2. Remove the vanilla seeds from the bean. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Add the vanilla pod and orange peel.

3. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Add the rest of the ingredients and allow to simmer on a low heat for a minimum of 30 minutes.

5. Serve the wine directly into the glass and decorate with the orange slices.

Note: The mulled wine could be made in advance and warmed up before serving.