Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mulled Wine

I just finished planning an informal holiday gathering for I included a recipe for Mulled Wine based on a sample my husband, son Nathan and I enjoyed in one of the wineries in Temecula, California last month. It is easy to make and an appealing option for holiday drinks, especially here where temps can be freezing this time of year. You can use a crock pot, a saucepan on the stove or a well cleaned coffee carafe kept warm on its hot plate. Buy mulling spices ready to use or make your own with this recipe. This is also the time to take advantage of those less expensive wines you might ordinarily pass up.

To 2 bottles of red wine add:

6 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
1/8 t each ground ginger and allspice
1/2 c sugar
zest of 1 ornage
juice of 1 orange

Combine all ingredients and warm over low heat. Do not simmer or boil.
Serve in wine glasses

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