Mulled Wine

Total Time:
25 min
5 min
20 min

10 servings

  • 2 bottles dry red wine
  • 4 ounces port or brandy
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • Serving suggestion: Garnish with cinnamon sticks or freshly ground nutmeg
  • Combine ingredients in a large pot and bring to a simmer. Do not allow mixture to boil. Heat for 20 minutes and serve in a large, heat resistant punch bowl.

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Ugh---just read another reviewer's review saying that this recipe left out the brown sugar, which I'm assuming is a mistake. Mulled wine needs sugar----a lesson I just learned. Without it, it tastes yuck!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Some recipes are just far too complex, with exotic ingredients that will mostly go to waste. This one is simple, has a great flavor, and won't leave you shopping and prepping for three hours just to enjoy a cup with friends. It's a great way to resuscitate that half-case of barely palatable wine you got as a 'gift'. Pairs well with Game of Thrones. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never ever made mulled wine just before service. I need at least 6-9 months of aging before such wine will be served. I buy wine with decent taste. I do not use "cheap" wines those for couple of bucks. After the preparation of mulled wine with spices is done, I cool it down and I may add a touch of incubated in about 56*C temp, yeasts. I stir in those yeasts into the wine to disperse them very well. Then I pour that wine into the clean bottles with porcelain cups but not higher than 3/4th of their volume. Some Belgium or French beer bottles are good. At last, I place those bottles into the temperature controlled wine cooler. I age that wine between 6-9 months. Then this wine is really ready to be served giving wonderful blend, great for palate and great to warm-up our freezing bodies. I do not warm that wine before serving. I drink it and suggest to drink it in lower room temperature. Like every red wine. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The show actually includes 1/2 cup of brown sugar as well, somehow it was omitted from the recipe here. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe but missing some spices to make it more flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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